Sam Mendes preps 1917

Sam MendesSam Mendes’ next project as writer/director is moving towards a potential spring 2019 shoot.  

1917 is a First World War drama that Mendes co-wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. He will also produce along with fellow Neal Street Productions’ founder Pippa Harris. 

The film reunites Mendes with Steven Spielberg, whose Amblin Partners is financing the project. Spielberg and Mendes worked together previously on American Beauty, Road to Perdition and Revolutionary Road. 

Also on Neal Street’s slate is a big-screen adaptation of Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree, currently being written by Simon Farnaby, whose recent writing credits include the hugely successful Paddington 2. 

Neal Street also recently wrapped shooting on the eighth series of the popular period drama Call The Midwife, with a ninth run also in the pipeline. 

Photo: Getty Images/WireImage/Samir Hussein. 


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