Actors Josh O’Connor (The Crown) and Paul Mescal (Normal People) join forces in the new WWI romance, The History of Sound.
Actors Josh O’Connor (The crown) and Paul Mescal (Normal people) join forces in new romance of WWI, The history of sound. The film will be directed by Queer Palm winner Oliver Hermanus, and the screenplay will be adapted by Ben Shattuck from his own award-winning short story. The film was announced by production company End Cue and is co-funded by Film4.
The casting of O’Connor and Mescal was announced in a recent report from THR. The two actors will play the main characters Lionel (Mescal) and David (O’Connor). While production on the film is not expected to begin until 2022, the film’s producer Andrew Kortschak has previously described the experience of working with Mescal and O’Connor as a huge privilege.
The history of sound will follow the story of Lionel and David as they set out to record the lives, voices and music of their compatriots during World War I, and has been described as a “universal love story.“Director Oliver Hermanus described it as”a journey through the life of America, through the 20th century and the traditions of American folk music, all seen through the bond between two men immersed in the history of soundPrincipal filming is scheduled to begin in 2022 and will be shot primarily in the United States. However, the set is also expected to take the cast and crew on sets in the UK and Italy. At this early stage, the filmmakers have yet to announce a release date for The history of sound.
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