They gave all they could to save all they could. Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl star in the emotional drama The Zookeeper's Wife. Today, we get exciting first look footage from this real-life tale. We also get the official poster featuring the movie's leading lady and her co-star, a rare albino tiger.
The Zookeeper's Wife is based on the true story from the international best-seller of the same name. Focus Features is set to open The Zookeeper's Wife on March 31, 2017. Niki Caro, best known for acclaimed films such as North Country, Whale Rider, and McFarland, USA directs this harrowing adventure. The screenplay comes from War Bride writer Angela Workman based on the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman.
The Zookeeper's Wife is the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of "The Broken Circle Breakdown"), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of "Captain America: Civil War").
To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance. They put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. This means Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.
The Zookeeper's Wife also stars Johan Heldenbergh and Michael McElhatton. The drama is going up against some big movies on March 31. 20th Century Fox will be opening their new animated comedy The Boss Baby featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin. Paramount Pictures will also be releasing their epic Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson on this date. So Zookeeper's Wife won't be without its competition. Take a look, and stay tuned for the first trailer tomorrow.