Peaky Blinders Star Sam Hazeldine Fights The War Below! The Gripping First World War Drama Released in Uk & Irish Cinemas on 10th September
4th August 2021, London UK – Vertigo Releasing has announced the acquisition of First World War drama THE WAR BELOW, based on the story of the tunnellers who dug underneath no-man’s land. The film will be released in cinemas and on digital platforms in the UK and Ireland on 10th September 2021.
The Dig meets Saving Private Ryan in writer/director J.P. Watts’ debut feature, about a maverick plan to defeat the German army during the Battle of Messines in 1917. The film stars Sam Hazeldine (Peaky Blinders) as William Hackett, the miner desperate to join the army who, after being turned down at the recruitment office, gets the chance to serve his country in an unexpected way.
The supporting cast includes Tom Goodman-Hill (The Imitation Game) as “Hellfire Jack,” the colonel who proposes the dramatic plan to turn the tables on the enemy, and Kris Hitchen (Sorry We Missed You), Elliot James Langridge (Northern Soul) and Sam Clemmett (Endeavour) as the three men who accompany Hackett on his audacious mission.
THE WAR BELOW is a gripping, gruelling and triumphantly stirring story about loyalty, bravery and brotherhood. If you enjoyed 1917, The Imitation Game and Dunkirk, be sure to watch THE WAR BELOW.
Will Knochel, Chris Lemos and Luis Guerrero of Vital Pictures produced THE WAR BELOW.
Synopsis: During World War 1, a group of British miners are recruited to tunnel underneath no man’s land and set bombs from below the German front in hopes of breaking the deadly stalemate of the Battle of Messines.