‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain is a Silent Hero of WWII

Drama Starring Jessica Chastain

Focus Features debuted the first trailer for director Niki Caro’s bestseller adaptation The Zookeeper’s Wife, the non-fiction drama starring Jessica Chastain as a Polish woman in charge of the Warsaw Zoo during World War II who ends up working with the Resistance and helped aid in the protection of Jews by hiding them in the zoo.

The full cast includes Belgian actor Johan Heldenbergh as her husband, Daniel Brühl as the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, as well as Michael McElhatton. The Zookeeper’s Wife opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017. Check out the trailer and poster below.

Drama Starring Jessica Chastain

Looks kinda boring and safe as hell. I wonder if Brühl gets tired of playing Nazis.

Drama Starring Jessica Chastain

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (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 – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

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