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Dreamworks Acquires WW I novel War Horse to Produce with Kennedy/Marshall

by Anne Thompson
December 16, 2009 8:07 AM
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DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to the World War I adventure novel War Horse for Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest to produce. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) is writing the script.

Written by children's author Michael Morpurgo and first published in 1982, War Horse tells the story from a boy's POV of being separated from his horse. The sentimental play, staged with puppet horses, has been a huge sellout family hit in London for the past two years. Spielberg believes the story has universal appeal.

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  • Louise | December 22, 2009 11:04 AMReply

    I've seen Billy Elliot many times. I really enjoyed the concert. Last year I got a cheap a ticket and I went, I really had a great time there. Recently I got my ticket from the same place to see it again

    So I'll be analyzing as well as enjoying the show.

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