Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for the Sam Mendes-directed film Empire of Light.
A love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s. Empire of Light features a star-studded cast that includes Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, Toby Jones, and Colin Firth.
Sam Mendes produced Empire of Light with partner Pippa Harris via the duo’s Neal Street Productions. The film is being overseen by Searchlight Pictures’ Head of Film Production and Development, Katie Goodson-Thomas; Director of Development and Production, Pete Spencer; and Creative Executive, Cornelia Burleigh. Roger Deakins, who worked with Mendes on 1917 handles the cinematography.
The film will hit theaters on December 9, 2022.