Now playing in theaters is director Steven Spielberg‘s fantastic new movie, War Horse. Based on the Award winning play (which is based on Michael Morpurgo’s book) and set during World War I, War Horse tells the story of “the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert (Jeremy Irvine), who tames and trains him.” And don’t just take my word for it, early screenings have been very positive and the drama is heading into Oscar season with very positive buzz, especially after the National Board of review named War Horse one of the best 10 films of the year. The film also stars Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Kennedy, and Toby Kebbell. You can watch the trailer here and here’s seven clips.
To help promote the film, DreamWorks recently held a press junket in New York City and I was able to talk with Irvine and Watson on camera. While I only had a few minutes, they each talked about how they got cast in War Horse, what it like to work for Spielberg, deleted scenes, and a lot more. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Finally, if you missed my group interview with Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and screenwriter Richard Curtis, click here. Here’s my exclusive video interview with cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Here’s my exclusive video interview with Kathleen Kennedy where she talked about making the film, working with Spielberg, and she gave me tons of updates on future projects like Jurassic Park 4 and the Tintin sequel. And here’s my video interview with Tom Hiddleston, Patrick Kennedy and Toby Kebbell.
Jeremy Irvine and Emily Watson
- Jeremy reveals it’s his very first interview
- What is their karaoke song
- How did they get involved in the project
- Emily talks about her meeting with Spielberg
- What was it like on set working for Spielberg
- Deleted scenes talk