Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch Join WWI Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9644013j)

Sam Mendes has lined-up a stellar cast for his forthcoming movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth will star in the War World I feature simply titled 1917. Also set to star is Game of Thrones’ Richard Madden and Mark Strong. 

According to Variety, 1917 film follows two young British soldiers, played by George MacKay and Dean-Charles Cahapman on a single day at the height of World War I.

Andrew Scott, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan and Claire Duburcq are also starring in the film.

The DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures film is set to start shooting April 1st on location in England and Scotland. According to the outlet, the feature was given a limited release date of December 25, after which it’ll go wide on Jan. 10, 2020.

Mendes will direct from a script co-written by himself with Krysty Wilson-Cairns.