Empire of Light Movie

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Who's Involved:

Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Crystal Clarke, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Hannah Onslow, Tanya Moodie

Release Date:

Friday, December 9, 2022 Limited

sexual content, language and brief violence
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema.

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Who stars in Empire of Light: Cast List

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Trauma, Mary Poppins Returns  

The Pale Blue Eye, The Wonder  

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Say Your Prayers  


Who's making Empire of Light: Crew List

A look at the Empire of Light behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Sam Mendes last directed 1917 and Spectre. The film's writer Sam Mendes last wrote 1917.


Sam Mendes


Sam Mendes


Pippa Harris
Sam Mendes

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Production: What we know about Empire of Light?

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - July: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2022 - July: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2022 - March: The film was set to Production  status.

    Shooting has begun in England.

  4. 2021 - April: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

Empire of Light Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Empire of Light is coming out as a Limited release in 2022 on Friday, December 9, 2022. There are 20 other movies coming out on the same date, including Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again, Emancipation and Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.

As a Limited release, Empire of Light will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

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