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Nicholas Hoult To Star In BIRDSONG, an Adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s Novel!

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Nicholas Hoult To Star In BIRDSONG, an Adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s Novel!

Nicholas Hoult Our favourite zombie Nicholas Hoult is set to star in an upcoming big screen adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s novel Birdsong! And of course – he comes on board to play the lead – a WWI army officer named Stephen Wraysford who falls in love with an older married woman. Check out the rest of this report for more details about the whole thing! So, at this moment we know that Rise of the Planet of the Apes helmer Rupert Wyatt stands behind the script which will center on a young WWI army officer who falls in love with a beautiful older married woman and then enters the war. As THR reports, Wyatt described Hoult as the holy grail in his search for a male lead to play the officer:
…his great weight, depth and range as a fearless young actor allow us to explore this timeless story of a boy broken by a tragic love affair and what it means for young men to experience the real horror of war.
Just in case you want to know more about the story, here’s a description of Faulk’s novel:
A 20-year-old Englishman named Stephen Wraysford, finds his true love on a trip to Amiens in 1910. Unfortunately, she’s already married, the wife of a wealthy textile baron. Wrayford convinces her to leave a life of passionless comfort to be at his side, but things do not turn out according to plan. Wraysford is haunted by this doomed affair and carries it with him into the trenches of World War I. Faulk’s novel derives most of its power from its descriptions of mud and blood, and Wraysford’s attempt to retain a scrap of humanity while surrounded by it.
At the end, let us also mention that Birdsong starts filming later this year on location in Belgium and the U.K., with a fall 2014 delivery date planned. As usual – we’ll keep an eye on it! Nicholas Hoult Image
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