Steven Spielberg announces the cast for his next film War Horse

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

We all know Steven Spielberg can do no wrong, so we have to trust his decision to go with mostly unknown actors for his next film WAR HORSE.  Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis and Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the film.  The film’s synopsis is below:

Set in 1914, the film centers on Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose that is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joey’s courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer’s son he left behind..

Geesh, I almost teared up just reading the synopsis for the film.  That means there’s no way I’ll make it through the actual movie without crying.  You put an animal in peril and give it to the master of human emotions, Steven Spielberg, and this could turn out to be a great film.

Steven Spielberg

Source: Empire

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