The War Below


09 August 2021
Peaky Blinders star Sam Hazeldine fights in WWI drama, The War Below. Released in the UK and Ireland on 10 September 2021.
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Vertigo Releasing has announced the acquisition of World War I 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 10 September 2021.

The Dig meets Saving Private Ryan in writer/director JP Watts’ debut feature, about a 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.



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