It was 5pm on Friday afternoon in Midtown Manhattan, not the most desirable place to be on St. Patrick’s Day in New York City. Director Niki Caro had gone straight from a delayed red eye to a hotel to do interviews for her new historical drama, The Zookeeper’s Wife. Being one of the last people to talk to Caro after a six-hour-long press all day, I didn’t expect the liveliest of conversations. After all, we were talking about a Holocaust movie; how cheery could things get?
The Zookeeper’s Wife
So far Disney’s live-action remakes have brought some of the most iconic Disney princesses to life on the big screen. We’ve seen Lily James try on the glass slipper as Cinderella, Elle Fanning prick her finger as Aurora, and this weekend Emma Watson dons Belle’s classic yellow gown in Beauty and the Beast. But it’s about time for a Disney princess to roll up her sleeves and prove just how tough a woman can be. Enter:
We haven’t seen much of Jessica Chastain this year, her only two 2016 feature credits being The Huntsman: Winter’s War (be honest, did anyone see that?) and the upcoming gun control drama Miss Sloane out later this month. But sometimes the world bestows upon us gifts in dark times, and today’s gift was the beautiful trailer for The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and, naturally, Daniel Brühl.