‘Room’ Director Lenny Abrahamson To Direct World War I Movie ‘The Grand Escape’ | Film News
It’s always intriguing when one witness’ a genre trend sweep the Hollywood scene, World Wars being the order of the day.
Christopher Nolan is set to shoot his World War II thriller Dunkirk, Joe Wright in talks to direct the Winston Churchill drama Darkest Hour and now THR reporting Room director Lenny Abrahamson is set to adapt the World War I POW story The Grand Escape.
With no screenwriter on the project at the moment, the film is based on the upcoming novel by author Neal Bascomb of the same name, THR describing the plot:
“The Grand Escape is the true story of three daredevil World War I pilots being held in Germany’s most infamous POW prison. The story chronicles WWI’s greatest mass prison escape, and the pilots’ subsequent flight to freedom.”
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