The History of Sound follows two young people recording the voices and songs of their compatriots during the First World War. The project could raise the stakes.
Their series had been two faithful companions alleviating the rigors of confinement. Series stars The Crown (Netflix) and Normal People (Starzplay), Josh O’Connor and Paul Mescal who had panicked the awards season to share the poster of the gay romantic drama The History of Sound. The project is expected to raise the stakes next week in the US film market.
The two rising stars of the British and Irish entertainment industry will play two young people charged with recording the lives, voices and songs of their compatriots during the First World War. “These captured moments and the epic discovery of American territory and its traditions will change them forever” promises the synopsis. The History of Sound is taken from the novel of the same name by Ben Shattuck who received the Pushcart Prize. Filming is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022 and will take place between the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Careers well launched
Directing is Oliver Hermanus, winner at Cannes in 2011 of the Queer Palm for Beauty. His latest film Moffie on a young South African who had to hide during the two years of his brutal military service his homosexuality earned him a nomination for the BAFTA, the English equivalent of our Caesar.
After two seasons of The Crown In the shoes of an unfortunate Prince Charles torn between Diana, Camilla and his responsibilities as heir to the throne, Josh O’Connor stars in the historical drama in post-World War I England Mothering sunday, signed Eva Husson presented at the last Cannes Film Festival. There he found his fictional mother Olivia Colman. The interpreter of Elizabeth II in the middle of his life also gives the reply to Paul Mescal in the first feature film by Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter which Netflix will be bringing online soon. From Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel, Normal People chronicled the amorous friendship and the awakening to sexuality between a young Irish high school student and a classmate who met at the university and remained the confidant of each other despite their frequent breakups.