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Last week there was word that “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” helmer Rupert Wyatt had lined up another potential project, an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ novel “Birdsong.” Well, it seems that the British director is eager to get started on his passion project as he’s already lined up his leading man. From Berlin, THR is reporting that “Warm Bodies” and “X-Men: First Class” star Nicholas Hoult will play the lead role in the World War I-set film, playing an an army officer who falls in love with a married French woman before the war, but is sent to the trenches when war breaks out. Wyatt first attempted to mount an adaptation over three years ago, as the follow-up to his debut “The Escapist,” with Michael Fassbender, Paddy Considine and Brian Cox all cast before the project fell apart. It seems that the success of his sophomore feature »

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