The director of the upcoming gay drama The History of Sound has treated fans to an exciting new update. 

Back in October 2021, Variety announced that Paul Mescal and Josh O’Connor had signed on to star in Oliver Hermanus’ new romance drama. 

The film is based on Ben Shattuck’s Pushcart Prize-winning novel of the same name, which is a collection of 12 short stories that are set across three centuries and explore generational patterns of love and loss.

Mescal and O’Connor are set to play Lionel And David, two young men who embark on a journey to record the lives, voices, and music of their American countrymen during the turbulent World War 1 era. 

However, as they log the events of their travels, their relationship evolves from friendship to a deep love. 

In a statement to the aforementioned publication, Hermanus expressed his excitement for the film, describing its source material as a “flawlessly beautiful short story.” 

“This is an unexpected love story that needs to be told — 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,” he said at the time. 

Since that fateful day, details surrounding the film have been kept under wraps. 

Fortunately, on 8 March, Hermanus treated fans to two exciting behind-the-scenes snapshots from filming – which commenced on 28 February. 

Taking to his Instagram story, The Endless River director uploaded a photo sitting beside a smiling Mescal, with his witty caption stating: “God and his stalker.”

In his second story, Hermanus announced that The History of Sound finished its first week of filming with a picture of him lying in front of a vast lake. 

The acclaimed director’s recent update comes a few days after he opened up to GAY TIMES about Mescal and O’Connor’s incredible chemistry. 

“I mean, they’re great friends and they get on. They love working together. This is their first time,” he shared.

He also compared the pair to Red White & Royal Blue star Nicholas Galitzine and his “team player” work ethic on Sky Atlantic’s historical psychodrama Mary & George – where he also serves as a director.

“[It] just feels right. Going to work with them feels right because they love and care about [The History of Sound],” he added.

Stay tuned for more updates on The History of Sound.