Watch: Jessica Chastain Stars in First Trailer for 'The Zookeeper's Wife'
"No one knows how hard it is… You can never tell who your enemies are. Or who to trust." Focus Features has unveiled the first official trailer for the drama The Zookeeper's Wife, set during the beginning of World War II. The film stars Jessica Chastain as Antonina Żabińska, and Johan Heldenbergh as Dr. Jan Żabiński, the owners of the Warsaw Zoo in Poland, who do all they can to defend the zoo and save the animals when the Nazis invade. The full cast includes Daniel Brühl as the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, as well as Iddo Goldberg, Efrat Dor, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton and Val Maloku. Aside from all the adorable animals in this, it looks like a heartfelt story of compassionate people trying to do their best to save lives in the middle of a horrible time. I love the use of Sigur Ros, it elevates this further.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Niki Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife, direct from YouTube:
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan & Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, they 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 Zookeeper's Wife is directed by Kiwi filmmaker Niki Caro, of the films Whale Rider, Memory & Desire, North Country, A Heavenly Vintage and McFarland, USA previously. The screenplay is written by Angela Workman (War Bride, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), based on the book of the same name by Diane Ackerman. Focus Features will release The Zookeeper's Wife in theaters nationwide starting March 31st, 2017. This looks like it's definitely worth watching. What do you think?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Looks like another Chastain knockout. It must have been fun playing with all those babies.
DAVIDPD on Nov 17, 2016
WWII again. History has stopped in Hollywood.
shiboleth on Nov 17, 2016
Guessing the bad guy gets eaten by lions.
redtie on Nov 17, 2016
I wonder if there will be talking animals....
TheOct8pus on Nov 18, 2016
Looks powerful and depressing. Son of Saul was amazing, but it wrecked me. This looks like it could do the same. What's with the actors/actresses introducing trailers these days too? I won't know what it is otherwise? Always seems awkward and forced....
RAW_D on Nov 18, 2016
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