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Poignant First Trailer For The Zookeeper’s Wife Thrusts Jessica Chastain Into World War II

Thanks to John Madden’s timely drama Miss Sloane, Jessica Chastain will soon find herself in the midst of awards season – not for the first time, mind you – but the esteemed actress has many more exciting projects lining her slate beyond Washington’s corridors of power.

The Zookeeper’s Wife, for instance, is Niki Caro’s upcoming wartime drama that places Chastain in the role of Antonina Żabińska. Set just prior to Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939, Caro’s period piece is actually an adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s non-fiction novel, which recounts the remarkable true story of Antonina and her husband Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), who saved countless human and animal lives during WWII by hiding them in animal cages peppered across the Warsaw Zoo

Also starring Michael McElhatton, Johan Heldenbergh and Captain America: Civil War star Daniel Brühl, we understand that War Bride scribe Angela Workman
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Jessica Chastain Stars In First Trailer For The Zookeeper’S Wife

Coming to theaters is one of 2017’s highly anticipated films, The Zookeeper’S Wife.

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

The film is directed by Niki Caro (“North Country,
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Zookeeper's Wife Trailer: Jessica Chastain Saves Poland from the Nazis

Zookeeper's Wife Trailer: Jessica Chastain Saves Poland from the Nazis
Yesterday, Focus Features gave us a sneak peek at their new true-life drama The Zookeeper's Wife. Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl star in the emotional drama based on the the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman. Today, we get the full trailer, along with some never-before-scene photos.

The Zookeeper's Wife is the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina &#379abi&#324ska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan &#379abi&#324ski (Johan Heldenbergh of "The Broken Circle Breakdown"), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Br&#252hl of "Captain America: Civil War").

To fight back on their own terms, Antonina
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Zookeeper's Wife First Look Footage Has Jessica Chastain in a Nazi Zoo

Zookeeper's Wife First Look Footage Has Jessica Chastain in a Nazi Zoo
They gave all they could to save all they could. Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl star in the emotional drama The Zookeeper's Wife. Today, we get exciting first look footage from this real-life tale. We also get the official poster featuring the movie's leading lady and her co-star, a rare albino tiger.

The Zookeeper's Wife is based on the true story from the international best-seller of the same name. Focus Features is set to open The Zookeeper's Wife on March 31, 2017. Niki Caro, best known for acclaimed films such as North Country, Whale Rider, and McFarland, USA directs this harrowing adventure. The screenplay comes from War Bride writer Angela Workman based on the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman.

The Zookeeper's Wife is the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina &#379abi&#324ska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award
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Weekly Rushes. Cimino & Kiarostami Remembered, Eastwood & Malick Trailers, Writing "Dr. Strangelove"

NEWSPoster for Abbas Kiarostami's The ReportIt's been a devastating series of days for film lovers. First, Heaven's Gate director Michael Cimino passed away at 77, silencing one of American cinema's most importance visionaries. Then, Palme d'Or-winning Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami has died at the age of 76. It is very hard—very—to imagine cinema without these voices.Some good news from the much-criticized Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences: they are increasing the scope of their voting pool. Included in the roster, but strangely as writers and not directors, are such international luminaries as Mia Hansen-Løve, Jia Zhangke, and Takeski Kitano (Kiarostami was also added, as a director).With so much death in the news, let's celebrate a birth. Specifically, the 100th anniversary of Olivia de Havilland's birth. Farran Nehme Smith has penned a lovely homage for Sight & Sound:She continued to work all the way up to 1988, and her life has been full,
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Jessica Chastain Begins Filming The Zookeeper’S Wife

Production has begun in the Czech Republic on The Zookeeper’S Wife, adapted from Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book of the same name which was based on the diaries of Antonina Żabiński. Focus Features will release the film domestically; Universal Pictures International has distribution rights to the film in the U.K., France, Germany, Scandinavia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain stars in the title role, as Antonina Żabiński. The Zookeeper’S Wife director Niki Caro’s previous films include Whale Rider and North Country.

The Zookeeper’S Wife dramatizes a real-life story of heroism. The time is 1939. The place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Żabiński (portrayed by Ms. Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh, a European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown). The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their
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Jessica Chastain is The Zookeepers Wife, Brad Pitt Out for The Gray Man, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga Star in El Ardor

Jessica Chastain is The Zookeepers Wife, Brad Pitt Out for The Gray Man, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga Star in El Ardor
Here's today's casting news: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is set to star in The Zookeeper's Wife, based on the Diana Ackerman novel about the true story of Warsaw zoo owners Jan and Antonina Zabinski's rescue of hundreds of Jewish refugees during the Nazi invasion of World War II. Brad Pitt was courted to play the world's greatest assassin in The Gray Man a number of years ago, but it looks like the veteran has departed this particular picture. Gael Garcia Bernal (No) and Alice Braga (I Am Legend) are set to star in El Ardor, pitched as a modern-day Western, a tale of survival and revenge set in in the Amazon jungle. Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. First up, THR reports that Chastain will star in The Zookeeper's Wife. Angela Workman (War Bride) wrote the screenplay and the picture will be directed by Niko Caro
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question of the day: What actors who should be working (or working more) make you wonder, Hey, whatever happened to them?

I was flipping around the TV last night and came across a rerun of Bones, which is a show that I usually never watch, but I left this episode on because Loren Dean was in it. (He has an infrequently recurring role as Bones’ brother.) It seemed like, in the late 1990s, that he was on the verge of Hollywood stardom, after roles films such as the underrated Mumford and Apollo 13 (where he affects the most perfect nerd diction as one of the Nasa technicians). Or maybe in indies and foreign films after his work in the wonderful The War Bride and Wim WendersThe End of Violence. I loved the odd onscreen quality that Dean had, sort of nice boy-next-door but with dark and even menacing undertones -- in fact, that quality of his partly inspired me to write my screenplay Cat and Mouse; I created the protagonist with him in mind.
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When Drive-Ins Attack Comes to Dread Central

In our never-ending quest to provide you with really cool stuff that you can't find anywhere else, Dread Central is proud to bring you an online comic strip that will have you laughing and shivering until the very last gore-soaked page!

When Drive-Ins Attack (which also appears in traditional book form) is the brainchild of creator Rich Stahnke, who recently sat down with us to tell you about the project.

"The genesis of the book grew from my experience watching the movie 'Grindhouse'", says Stahnke. "I walked out of the theater after watching the movie and thought to myself, 'Why isn't there a comic series that takes a rated R approach with over-the-top violence and gunplay and cursing and nudity?', you know? Everything you expect in a good rated R action or horror movie? My second thought was that almost every mainstream comic involves sci-fi/B-movie type material, but
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Random Harvest's 'Bride' married to PorchLight

Random Harvest's 'Bride' married to PorchLight
LONDON -- U.K.-based production and financing company Random Harvest has sealed a deal with Los Angeles-based PorchLight Entertainment for the U.S. company to be the exclusive worldwide sales agent in all media for all remaining territories for Harvest's period drama War Bride, the companies said Monday. The film, which stars Anna Friel (Me Without You), Molly Parker (Waking the Dead) and Brenda Fricker (Resurrection Man), has also secured a United Kingdom theatrical release through British independent distributor Miracle Communications, headed by veteran distributor Martin Myers. It is set for U.K. release on Nov. 29. PorchLight will sell the title to all territories outside the U.K., Japan, South Korea, Israel, Poland and Canada.

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