Lionsgate has released the official trailer for White Bird: An Amazing Storyan upcoming age-old war game that serves as a spin-off of the 2017 drama film surprise. It is currently scheduled to make its debut on October 14th.
The video, which you can watch below with key art, shows Helen Mirren’s Grandmère as she recounts her experiences as a Jewish girl in a Nazi-occupied France in hopes of teaching her grandson of the importance of kindness.
White Bird: An Amazing Story stars Ariella Glaser as Sara, Orlando Schwerdt as Julian I, Bryce Gheisar as Julian Albans, with Gillian Anderson as Vivienne and Helen Mirren as Grandmère.
“In the film, we follow Julian, who has been struggling to fit in since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman,” the synopsis reads. “To change his life, Julian’s grandmother finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage-during his youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy protects him from mortal danger.They find first love in a strange, magical world of their own creation, while the baby’s mother risks everything to protect her. White Bird: An Amazing Storylike in surprise Before this, an emotional story about the ways that even in the most horrible circumstances, the empathy of others can make every difference in the world.
The film is directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Christopher Robin) from a screenplay written by Mark Bomback, based on RJ Palacio’s 2019 graphic novel. It was produced by Palacio, Todd Lieberman, and David Hoberman.