Skyfall director director Sam Mendes is set to direct 1917. A WWI drama also co-written by Mendes and will be the directors first film behind the camera since Spectre. Now the film may have found its star.
We have learned that Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is in talks to star. The role is being kept under wraps. Holland is currently shooting Spider-Man: Far From Home in Europe, which is set to release on July 5, 2019.
1917 is set to begin production in April 2019 and will have a $100 million budget. There are currently no plot details at this time. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners gained the rights to project with Universal distributing. Paramount, Sony and New Regency were also pursuing the project.
Mendes co-wrote the script for 1917 with Wilson-Cairns in London while he was working on Jez Butterworth’s London stage debut of The Ferryman, and he explained to Deadline that he’s not only excited to finally get the movie produced (he had been working on the script for over a year), but he “couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again.”
1917 is set to hit theaters in December 2019.