Blitz
Directed bySteve McQueen
Written bySteve McQueen
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyYorick Le Saux
Production
companies
Distributed byApple TV+
Countries
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Blitz is an upcoming historical drama written and directed by Steve McQueen and starring Saoirse Ronan, Harris Dickinson, Erin Kellyman and Stephen Graham.

Cast

Production

Development

In October 2021, it was announced that McQueen would write, direct and produce a new feature film entitled Blitz for New Regency, with Lammas Park producing alongside Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films.[1] In March 2022, McQueen confirmed his next project was going to be about Londoners during the Blitz of World War II and that he had discussed this with Anne, the Princess Royal, as she had awarded him his knighthood at Windsor Castle.[2] In June 2022, it was announced that Apple TV had picked up the distribution rights. Producers are New Regency's Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer.[3]

Casting

In September 2022, it was announced that Saoirse Ronan would be heading the cast and Adam Stockhausen leading the production design.[4] In December 2022, Harris Dickinson, Erin Kellyman, Stephen Graham and Kathy Burke were added to the cast, along with singer-songwriter Paul Weller in his feature film acting debut.[5] Later that month, Benjamin Clementine, Leigh Gill, Mica Ricketts, CJ Beckford, Hayley Squires and Sally Messham was announced in additional acting roles.[6]

Filming

Principal photography began in London in November 2022.[7] Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden was used as a base.[8] In January 2023, filming took place close to the London Waterloo station. Later that month, special effect crews simulated bombs hitting the water in the River Thames in Wapping. Filming also took place in the London borough of Greenwich.[9] In February 2023, reports were that the production moved to Hull's old town with a filming schedule of two weeks.[10]

References

  1. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (November 9, 2021). "Steve McQueen Sets Next Film 'Blitz' At New Regency, Where He Made Oscar-Winner '12 Years A Slave'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  2. ^ Hennessey, Ted (March 15, 2022). "Sir Steve McQueen discusses new Blitz film at Windsor investiture ceremony". The Independent. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 6, 2022). "Apple Lands Steve McQueen's Next Feature Film 'Blitz'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  4. ^ "Saoirse Ronan To Star In Steve McQueen's 'Blitz' For Apple Original Films And New Regency". Deadline Hollywood. September 22, 2022. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 6, 2022). "Harris Dickinson, Elliott Heffernan, Erin Kellyman Among Those Joining Ensemble Of Steve McQueen's 'Blitz' At Apple". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  6. ^ Yossman, K.J. (December 13, 2022). "Steve McQueen's World War 2 Feature 'Blitz' Rounds Out Cast With Benjamin Clementine, Leigh Gill and More (Exclusive)". Variety.
  7. ^ "Blitz Production List". Film & Television Industry Alliance. October 10, 2022. Retrieved January 3, 2023.
  8. ^ "What's On Screen and Filming in London: December 2022". Film London. December 7, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  9. ^ Doyle, Emma Doyle (January 13, 2023). "Greenwich 'finally gets a London Underground station' after film crew spotted building set for blockbuster movie". MyLondon. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  10. ^ Ingham, Harry (February 6, 2023). "Old Town transformed into Blitz Britain as filming starts for Apple TV". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved February 7, 2023.