The Things They Carried Movie: What We Know


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The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a classic Vietnam War novel that’s being adapted into a star-studded movie. For all the details on the upcoming film, here’s what we know about The Things They Carried movie adaptation:

What’s it about? What’s the plot?

From Wikipedia: “The Things They Carried (1990) is a collection of linked short stories by American novelist Tim O’Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers fighting on the ground in the Vietnam War. His third book about the war, it is based upon his experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division.”

What format will it be? Will The Things They Carried adaptation be a Movie or a Series?

It’s planned as a feature movie.

Who’s behind it?

Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) has been tapped to direct a star-studded cast in this adaptation of a classic Vietnam War story. The script has been penned by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan).

What’s the status of The Things They Carried adaptation?

The adaptation is fully underway. As of January 2021, it’s currently in pre-production, and they plan to begin shooting early 2021 in Thailand.

Who’s in the cast?

A number of big names are already attached to this adaptation, including:

Tom Hardy
Bill Skarsgård
Tye Sheridan
Pete Davidson

See the full cast on IMDB.

When will it be released?

Currently unknown.

Is there a trailer or teaser available?

Not yet! Stay tuned.


The Things They Carried Movie Development Timeline

March 28, 1990 The Things They Carried (novel) is released.

November 2, 2020 ‘The Things They Carried’: Tye Sheridan, Tom Hardy, Stephan James, Bill Skarsgard, Pete Davidson & Ashton Sanders Lead All-Star Vietnam War Movie — AFM Hot Pic

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