Steven Spielberg Completing Casting For WAR HORSE
The major roles in the cast for “War Horse” have been filled by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Studio. Among the actors and actresses attached to the adventure-drama are Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Peter Mullan.
Irvine will play the central role of the young protagonist in the film, Albert. Watson and Mullan will play his parents in the film. The plot for “War Horse” has been adapted by writers Lee Hall and Richard Curtis from the Michael Morpurgo novel and Nick Stafford’s subsequent stage adaptation. The film will begin shooting in England at the end of the summer with a release date set for August 10, 2011.
Jeremy Irvine is a little known actor in the United States but has built a solid reputation for himself already in British films. Spielberg also has Benedict Cumberbatch and David Thewlis lined up to play prominent roles in the film with Tom Hiddleston and Stephen Graham in talks to round out the cast.
(Source: THR Blog)