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Oliver Hermanus will direct adaptation of the award-winning short story ‘The History of Sound’.

VARIETY has the scoop! Oliver Hermanus has been set to direct ‘The History of Sound’ starring ‘The Crown’ star and recent Emmy winner Josh O’Connor, and ‘Normal People’ BAFTA winner Paul Mescal.

The film is based on the eponymous Pushcart Prize-winning story by American author Ben Shattuck and 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.

“It is a journey through the life of America, across the 20th century and the traditions of American folk music, all seen through the bond between two men immersed in the history of sound. This undeniably powerful story will certainly resonate with audiences the world over.” says Oliver Hermanus.

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