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Nicholas Hoult in the trenches for ‘Birdsong’

Hoult will play Stephen Wraysford, who goes to Picardy in 1910 to learn about textiles. – AFP picHoult will play Stephen Wraysford, who goes to Picardy in 1910 to learn about textiles. – AFP picLOS ANGELES, Feb 14 – Screendaily.com has revealed that British actor Nicholas Hoult will star in a new Rupert Wyatt production based on a novel by Sebastian Faulks.

After the success of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Rupert Wyatt is going for a new time period and genre with “Birdsong.”

Hoult will play Stephen Wraysford, who goes to Picardy in 1910 to learn about textiles and falls in love with his host’s young wife. The story will follow this love story, which is crushed by World War I.

Hoult, who was discovered in “Skins,” will star in Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Killer” in March.

Wyatt plans to start filming “Birdsong” by the end of this year for a release in fall 2014.

Before then, Nicholas Hoult will star in Jake Paltrow’s “Young Ones” and Bryan Singer’s “X-Men : Days of Future Past.”

”Birdsong” was published in 1993 and has already been adapted for TV.

Eddie Redmayne played the lead alongside Clémence Poésy, Marie-Josée Croze, Matthew Goode and Laurent Lafitte in an adaptation that was shown on BBC One at the start of 2012. – AFP-Relaxnews

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