Filming set to begin on WW1 drama Trial In The Trenches

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A new British drama set during World War 1, Trial In The Trenches, is set to start filming shortly – here are the details… 

The script for the film has been written by JR Rappaport. It’s also set to be his directorial debut. Trial In The Trenches is based on the real story of the court martial and last hours of Sub-Lieutenant Edwin Dyett, and the soldier who disobeyed orders to save him.

Dyett was one of 306 British soldiers who were put to death by British High Command for desertion and cowardice.

Trial In The Trenches is a co-production between Rappaport’s production company, Glasshouse Pictures, and ORWO Studios. British military historian Andy Robertshaw will be advising on the authenticity of the costumes and set dressing, and will also provide weaponry and props for the shoot. Robertshaw has previously worked on other wartime-set films such as War Horse and 1917.

Principal photography will begin shortly at Black Hangar Studios and at Chawton House in Alton, Hampshire. The latter is the former home of author Jane Austen.

That’s what we know about the film so far, although we’re expecting some casting announcements soon. We’ll bring you more news as we hear it.

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