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Colin Firth, Toby Jones, and others join Sam Mendes's Empire of Light

The film also stars Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward

Published: 22nd December 2021

Actors Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Crystal Clarke, and Tanya Moodie have joined the cast of Sam Mendes' Empire of Light.

The actors join the previously announced cast including Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward.

Produced by Searchlight Pictures, Empire of Light is a romantic drama set in and around the South Coast of England in the 1980s. The film marks Mendes' first solo outing as a screenwriter.

Empire of Light will see Mendes once again collaborating with legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins. Notably, Deakins had won an Oscar for best cinematography at the 2020 Academy Awards for his work on Mendes' 1917. Empire of Light marks Mendes' follow-up to 1917.

Mendes will also produce the project through his Neal Street Productions along with Pippa Harris.

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