2011 Fall Movie Preview: Our 20 Most Anticipated

September 5, 2011 | Posted By and In Features | 5895 Views

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War Horse | December 28, 2011

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer:Lee Hall (screenplay), Richard Curtis (screenplay)
Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch

What it’s about: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Why we’re excited: Does Steven Spielberg ever disappoint? When a movie he directed is on its way, the world pays attention, and we are no exception. The trailer looks grand, sweeping, emotional, all that you would expect from a Spielberg picture. But of course, we are most interested in seeing the plucked-from-nowhere debut of Jeremy Irvine, hand picked by Spielberg to star as Albert in the film. It’s months to go before “War Horse” opens and the young British actor has already landed some major follow-up roles, so we can’t wait to see what Spielberg and the other directors saw in him.


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Linda is currently a Film Reporter at TheWrap. She studied Film & Digital Media at the University of California. She likes David Fincher, New York City, and cats. She founded Up&Comers in 2010. You can find more of her random ramblings, 140 characters at a time, on Twitter @lindazge.