Principal photography is underway on Yann Demange’s thriller ‘71, starring Jack O’Connell.

The supporting cast will include Paul Anderson (The Sweeney), Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Martin McCann (Shadow Dancer), Charlie Murphy (The Village), Sam Reid (Serena) and  David Wilmot (The Guard).

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Shooting will take place in Yorkshire for eight weeks. The thriller follows a young British soldier in 1970s Belfast who has to fight his way back to safety when he is accidentally abandoned by his unit in dangerous territory.

As previously announced by ScreenDaily, the film is written by Gregory Burke (Black Watch) and is produced by Angus Lamont (Donkey Punch) for Crab Apple Films and Robin Gutch (Hunger) for Warp Films.

71 is backed by Film4, BFI Film Fund, Screen Yorkshire, and Creative Scotland. International sales are being handled by Protagonist Pictures and UK distribution by StudioCanal. The film received development support from Northern Ireland Screen, Film4 and Creative Scotland.