Olivia Colman stars in Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light

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Sam Mendes has since picked his first movie 1917 entangled 10 Oscar nominations and $ 314 million at the worldwide box office, and it looks like fellow Academy Award defamationist Olivia Colman will be joining him for Empire of Light

Deadline reports that the Skyfall director has teamed up with Searchlight Pictures to bring to life a script written by Mendes herself that focuses on a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on England’s south coast in the 1980s.

Olivia Colman, who is currently earning her standard rave reviews for her performance in The father is negotiating to become a star as legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins reunites with the director to earn him an Academy Award at 1917

While details on the film itself are sparse, it does sound like it does Empire of Light has all the ingredients to fill a few envelopes during the prize season. Let us know what you think by visiting our social channels @ FlickeringMyth …

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