Backdropped by a vivid canvas of the First World War, WAR HORSE brings to life the remarkable friendship between a wild steed named Joey and the young man, Albert (newcomer Irvine), who tames and trains him.
Their bond is formed on a farm in Devon, and Albert is devastated when Joey is sold to the British cavalry and shipped to the frontline in France. With Europe gripped by conflict and suffering omnipresent, both Albert and Joey’s plights are cast into a turbine that will test every ounce of their strength and character.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s bestselling children’s book and the acclaimed stage production of the same name, Steven Spielberg’s life-affirming family drama promises to be an early highlight of 2012.
Contains infrequent moderate battle violence.