Searchlight Pictures’ “Empire of Light” will release on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The film is available to stream now on Disney+ in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Written and directed by Sam Mendes, “Empire of Light” is a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema in the 1980s and is about human connection and the magic of cinema.
The film stars Tom Brooke (The Crown, The Bodyguard), Hannah Onslow (Ridley Road, Call The Midwife, Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Crystal Clarke and Tanya Moodie.
“Empire Of Light” is being overseen by Searchlight Pictures’ Head of Film Production and Development, Katie Goodson-Thomas; Director of Development and Production, Pete Spencer; and Creative Executive, Cornelia Burleigh. Pippa Harris and Mendes will produce it under their Neal Street Productions banner. Also joining the project is production designer Mark Tildesley (No Time To Die), costume designer Alexandra Byrne (Dr Strange, Guardians Of The Galaxy), and co-producer Celia Duval (Belfast).
You can watch a trailer for the film below: