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Jessica Chastain Is 'The Zookeeper's Wife' In First Trailer

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Focus Features have released the first trailer for possible Captain Marvel director Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife – based on the novel by Diane Ackerman and starring none other than Jessica Chastain, who also has the political thriller Miss Sloane out later this month. Watch the trailer below:

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 and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, 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. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan 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.

Also starring Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Brühl, the film is released March 31, 2017 in the U.S. and May 5 in the UK.