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'War Horse': Watch Trailer for Steven Spielberg's Adaptation

UPDATED: The epic drama centers on the friendship between a horse and a farmer's son, who are forcefully parted, and the journey the horse takes afterward.

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The trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of War Horse has hit the web.

DreamWorks shuffles 2011 schedule; Spielberg's 'War Horse' moves to December

The World War I-set movie centers on a horse named Joey and his friendship with a farmer's son named Albert (Jeremy Irvine). When the two are forcefully parted, the movie follows the horse's journey through war as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets.

Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Kennedy, Emily Watson, Toby Kebbell, David Thewlis, Eddie Marsa and Peter Mullan also star. 

War Horse: Theater Review

The movie is based on a children's fiction novel by Michael Morpurgo, first published in 1982, and the 2007 stage adaptation of the same name.

DreamWorks releases War Horse on Dec. 28. Watch the trailer below (please be patient as it takes a moment to load).