Neal Street News

Sam Mendes to direct Empire of Light

Neal Street are teaming up with Searchlight Pictures to produce Sam Mendes’ next film project.

Mendes has written Empire of Light, his first original solo screenplay, which he will also direct. Empire of Light, a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema, on the South Coast of England in the 1980s will star Olivia Colman and will reunite Cinematographer Roger Deakins and Mendes.

The film is scheduled to be released in the Autumn of 2022 and will be produced by Pippa Harris.