Sam Mendes' World War I drama 1917 set for Christmas 2019 release

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Sam Mendes' World War I drama 1917 will release on December 25, 2019, Universal Pictures has announced.

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners is producing 1917 through its DreamWorks Pictures brand.

1917 will open in limited release on Christmas Day then go wide two weeks later on Janurary 10, 2020, reported variety.com.

Mendes wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and will direct and produce the film.

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Pippa Harris, Mendes' partner at Neal Street Productions, will also produce it with Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall.

The cast includes George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman.

"1917 marks a reunion for Mendes and DreamWorks. The British director won an Oscar for his first feature, 1999's American Beauty and also directed Road to Perdition and Revolutionary Road for DreamWorks.

Mendes also helmed Jarhead, Away We Go, and the last two James Bond movies, 2012's Skyfall and 2015's Spectre.

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