Lionsgate UK has just released an international trailer for Testament of Youth, based on the memoirs of Vera Brittain, played by Alicia Vikander. Game of Thrones' Kit Harington also stars as Roland Leighton, who convinces her to pursue a career in writing.
Intelligent and free-spirited Vera overcomes the narrow-mindedness of her conservative parents, winning a scholarship to Oxford. Entranced by her brother's dashing friend Roland, who shares her literary aspirations, she plunges into an intoxicating romance. Blooming, in love and on the cusp of fulfilling her ambitions, Vera's dreams are brutally shattered by the onset of war. When Roland and her brother ship out to the front, she abandons the cloistered environs of university life and volunteers as a nurse. Immediately confronted with the pitiless reality of the war's victims, her life is irrevocably changed as she loses, one-by-one, the young men she held so dear.
Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson and Taron Egerton co-star in this upcoming drama, which is set for release on January 16, 2015 in the U.K., although a domestic release has not been set yet.