Tom Hiddleston Lands Second Lead in Spielberg's War Horse?
Though we haven't gotten any official confirmation about the recent news of Eddie Redmayne snagging the lead in Steven Spielberg's big adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel War Horse, both The Wrap and the latest issue of Prod Weekly have corroborating reports adding another actor to the cast. Both places say that Tom Hiddleston, who plays the villain Loki in Marvel's adaptation of Thor, has snagged another lead role in Spielberg's emotional epic about a boy (Redmayne) and his horse, who become separated but continue to be intertwined as they try to survive the horrors of WWI. Details on Hiddleston's presumed character below.
Joey, the title horse of the story which belongs to the boy named Albert, ends up sold to the French cavalry and sent off for active duty in World War I. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his hoofed friend. Hiddleston may play a French officer who comes into possession of Joey. If both of these casting stories are to be believed, Spielberg is certainly giving a couple of up and coming actors a big chance to boost their careers. Redmayne has the most to gain since he doesn't have a Marvel superhero flick in his filmography, but a huge Spielberg drama like this shouldn't be taken lightly. Stay tuned for more updates!