War Horse Premiere to Benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry
DreamWorks Pictures’ London premiere of War Horse, the epic drama based on the bestselling novel by Michael Morpurgo and the Tony Award–winning stage play by Nick Stafford, will benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. The premiere will be held on January 8, 2012 at the Odeon Leicester Square with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greeting cast members and director Steven Spielberg before taking in the special screening of War Horse.
Also in attendance will be 600 serving and ex-serving military personnel, their families, and beneficiaries of military charities which the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry helps to support. Among the invited servicemen and women are members of the Duke of Cambridge’s regiments including RAF Search and Rescue, Household Cavalry, Irish Guards, Royal Air Force Coningsby, Scotland Royal Naval Command and Submarines Royal Naval Command.
War Horse – The Plot:
The story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure.
Source: DreamWorks Pictures – December 22, 2011