HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's Jamie Parker Joins Sam Mendes' '1917' Film

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's Jamie Parker Joins Sam Mendes' '1917' Film

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" star Jamie Parker is set to star in the Sam Mendez film "1917" according to Deadline.

The cast also includes actors such as Olivier winner and Tony nominee Mark Strong, and Olivier winner Andrew Scott.

The film, which will begin shooting April 1 in England and Scotland, follows two young British soldiers (George MacKay; Dean-Charles Chapman) on a single day at the height of World War I.

Also starring in the film are Richard Madden (BBC's Bodyguard, Cinderella), Daniel Mays (Fisherman's Friends, Rogue One), Adrian Scarborough (The Madness of King George, Christopher Robin), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer), Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth (The King's Speech, the Bridget Jones franchise) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange).

Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures are producing the film. It will be released by Universal in U.S./Canada on December 25. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.

"1917" will be a reunion for Mendes and DreamWorks Pictures. His Best Picture-winning directorial debut, American Beauty, was first made under DreamWorks.

Read the original story on Deadline.

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