Focus Features has released the first The Zookeeper’s Wife trailer, starring two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) in the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Antonina Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh, a European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated 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 (Golden Globe Award nominee Daniel Brühl of Captain America: Civil War).
To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis 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.
In theaters on March 31, 2017, The Zookeeper’s Wife is directed by Niki Caro (McFarland, USA) and also stars Michael McElhatton (“Game of Thrones”), Iddo Goldberg (“Salem”), Goran Kostic (In the Land of Blood and Honey), Shira Haas (A Tale of Love and Darkness), and Efrat Dor (“Mermaids”).