Release Date Set for Journey’s End Film, Based on Broadway Play | Playbill

Film & TV News Release Date Set for Journey’s End Film, Based on Broadway Play Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones, and more star.
Asa Butterfield in <i>Journey&#39;s End</i>
Asa Butterfield in Journey's End Steffan Hill
Journey’s End, the new film based on the play of the same name, will open March 2 in New York and Los Angeles with nationwide expansion to follow.

Directed by Saul Dibb (The Duchess), the motion picture features a screenplay by Simon Reade based on the play and novel by R.C. Sherriff.

The cast includes Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Paul Bettany (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Tom Sturridge (1984), and Stephen Graham (Snatch).

Journey's End premiered on Broadway in 1929 and ran 485 performances. It was revived for a short Broadway run in 1939 and again in 2007 starring Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays, Hugh Dancy, and Stark Sands.

The play, based on Sherriff's own experiences in the First World War, is about a group of British soldiers living together in a cramped trench in France while fighting the last great German offensive in March 1918.

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