"There's only one way this war ends—last man standing."

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1917

Opens December 25, 2019

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of DreamWorks Pictures' American Beauty† and Road to Perdition, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall and Brian Oliver.

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the UK.

† Academy Award winner, Best Director, American Beauty, 1999.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • GEORGE MCKAY,
  • DEAN-CHARLES CHAPMAN,
  • MARK STRONG,
  • ANDREW SCOTT,
  • RICHARD MADDEN,
  • CLAIRE DUBURCQ,
  • COLIN FIRTH,
  • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
DIRECTOR
  • SAM MENDES
SCREENWRITERS
  • SAM MENDES,
  • KRYSTY WILSON-CAIRNS
PRODUCERS
  • SAM MENDES,
  • PIPPA HARRIS,
  • JAYNE-ANN TENGGREN,
  • CALLUM MCDOUGALL,
  • BRIAN OLIVER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • ROGER DEAKINS
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • DENNIS GASSNER
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • JACQUELINE DURRAN
EDITOR
  • LEE SMITH
COMPOSER
  • THOMAS NEWMAN