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 Hiddleston, Kennedy and Kebbell on camera. While I only had a few minutes, they each talked about how they got cast in War Horse and told some great stories. And, of course, I asked them about their favorite karaoke songs. One of them even sang for a few seconds. 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, and 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, the Tintin sequel, and so much more.
Tom Hiddleston, Patrick Kennedy and Toby Kebbell
- What’s their karaoke songs. One of them sings for a second or two…
- They each talk about how they got involved in War Horse. And they each have a good story.
- Hiddleston talks about the first time he read the script