By Simon Dang | The Playlist December 5, 2011 at 9:18AM
This collection of scenes gives us further glimpses at the massive, predominantly British ensemble cast in place headlined by Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan as well as Euro thesp Niels Arestrup. The story, of course, centers on a young man named Albert (Irvine) and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War I. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend. Cue: tears and revelry?
"War Horse" will top off a very Spielberg Christmas this year, arriving four days after "The Adventures Of Tintin" rolls into the multiplex. The director will stay busy, with the helmer's Daniel Day Lewis-led "Lincoln" already set to unveil in December next year.