The Normal People and The Crown stars will play the leads in an adaptation of Ben Shattuck’s short story The History of Sound.
Josh O’Connor, most famous for portraying Prince Charles in The Crown, is no stranger to a gay romance role after starring in Francis Lee’s Gods Own Country in 2017.
The film will be directed by Oliver Hermanus who previously directed Moffie, a gay romance set against the backdrop of apartheid in South Africa.
According to Variety, “Produced by End Cue, the story follows two young men, Lionel (Mescal) and David (O’Connor), who, during the WW1 period, set out to record the lives, voices and music of their countrymen.”
”I instantly fell in love with Ben Shattuck’s flawlessly beautiful short story and knew I had to be involved in its journey to the screen,” said Hermanus regarding the project.
“Paul and Josh are two of the most promising actors of their generation who will share with us deeply soulful performances.”
Filming is set to start in July 2022, predominately in the UK and Italy.