DreamWorks to Adapt War Horse

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The Hollywood Reporter says that DreamWorks Studios has acquired film rights to the 1982 novel, “War Horse,” written by Michael Morpurgo. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) has been hired to write the adaptation.

Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest are producing the project.

Morpurgo’s book tells the epic tale of a friendship between a boy and a horse, who are separated, but whose fates continue to be intertwined over the course of World War I.