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Spielberg's full cast for War Horse announced

06.17.2010

Steven Spielberg has announced the cast of his upcoming film WAR HORSE but don't expect to see names like Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise or even Tom Bosley (though that would be incredible) in this film. The cast is mostly made up of actors will little name recognition here in the US, though you're likely familiar with Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Stephen Graham and Tom Hiddleston (who's playing Loki in THOR).

Starring in the film is Jeremy Irvine, who will play a young boy in WWI Britain who's sent off to war in France and his friendship with Joey, a horse who rides alongside him in battle. Peter Mullen, Nicolas Bro, David Kross, Leonard Carow, Rainer Bock, Robert Emms and Patrick Kennedy have also joined the cast of the film, which is expected to begin shooting later this year.

The film is an adaptation of the novel by Michael Morpurgo and the script is currently being written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis. For those who like the more genre efforts of Spielberg, worry not. He's still producing JJ Abrams' SUPER 8, Jon Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS and the Coen Bros. TRUE GRIT remake.

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Extra Tidbit: Watched another JAWS documentary last night and realized I'll just never get tired of that movie.
Source: Empire Online

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7:01AM on 06/18/2010

Meh...

...maybe this is a good story, but as relayed in this article it sounds pretty boring.
...maybe this is a good story, but as relayed in this article it sounds pretty boring.
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3:57AM on 06/18/2010

I'm beginning to think...

that world wars have become just another cashcow for $pielberg... Truth is the truth hurts, don't you agree...
that world wars have become just another cashcow for $pielberg... Truth is the truth hurts, don't you agree...
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6:12PM on 06/17/2010
This movie sounds like classic Spielberg. It might have the potential to fit comfortably between E.T. & Empire of the Sun.
This movie sounds like classic Spielberg. It might have the potential to fit comfortably between E.T. & Empire of the Sun.
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12:44PM on 06/17/2010

too bad...

...it's not Cross rather than Kross.
...it's not Cross rather than Kross.
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11:50AM on 06/17/2010
I'm sick to death of Spielberg's period pieces and I'm way past sick of movies that take place during either of the world wars. The 'Berg needs to get back to the sci-fi roots that made him a legend and show all these wannabe's that have been crapping on the genre how you do real sci-fi.
I'm sick to death of Spielberg's period pieces and I'm way past sick of movies that take place during either of the world wars. The 'Berg needs to get back to the sci-fi roots that made him a legend and show all these wannabe's that have been crapping on the genre how you do real sci-fi.
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12:11PM on 06/17/2010
last time spielberg went back to his roots, we got Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
last time spielberg went back to his roots, we got Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
12:41PM on 06/17/2010
I agree. WWI and WWII have been overexposed in the last few years. I'm just not excited for another "Oscar Worthy" World War movie, right now.
I agree. WWI and WWII have been overexposed in the last few years. I'm just not excited for another "Oscar Worthy" World War movie, right now.
11:28AM on 06/17/2010
agree with the jaws tidbit. every summer should consist of one viewing of jaws and one jamming of will smith's "summertime." i also wathced "duel" last night strangely enough.
agree with the jaws tidbit. every summer should consist of one viewing of jaws and one jamming of will smith's "summertime." i also wathced "duel" last night strangely enough.
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10:55AM on 06/17/2010

Good cast . . .

Spielberg knows period/war flicks and the heartwarming, tearjerker stuff. I'll have to seek out a spoiler and find out if the horse makes it through unscathed before my wife goes to see it. She can handle a bazillion human deaths in a film, but if you harm one cute wittle animal. No way . . .
Spielberg knows period/war flicks and the heartwarming, tearjerker stuff. I'll have to seek out a spoiler and find out if the horse makes it through unscathed before my wife goes to see it. She can handle a bazillion human deaths in a film, but if you harm one cute wittle animal. No way . . .
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10:43AM on 06/17/2010

Jurassic Park, please...

I'd love to see Spielberg DIRECT another Jurassic Park movie. The third was awful, I think the series deserves some redemption. A fourth JP could be awesome if done well...and hopefully they stick to animatronics and not have a CG gopher pop up every 20minutes.
I'd love to see Spielberg DIRECT another Jurassic Park movie. The third was awful, I think the series deserves some redemption. A fourth JP could be awesome if done well...and hopefully they stick to animatronics and not have a CG gopher pop up every 20minutes.
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4:16PM on 06/17/2010
He'd never direct another Jurassic Park, having had some respect for Michael Crichton.
He'd never direct another Jurassic Park, having had some respect for Michael Crichton.
6:16PM on 06/17/2010
I personally don't want another Jurassic Park. The sequels have taken away the sense of 'awe' & 'wonder' in such a way that it is impossible to ever recapture.
I personally don't want another Jurassic Park. The sequels have taken away the sense of 'awe' & 'wonder' in such a way that it is impossible to ever recapture.
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