(L-R) Noah Schnapp as Jo and Gilles Marini as Papa in the drama, ‘Waiting for Anya,’ a Vertical Entertainment release. Photo courtesy of Vertical Entertainment.

During one of humanity’s darkest times, kindness lighted the way, which is showcased in the newly unveiled official trailer for the upcoming war drama, ‘Waiting for Anya.’ Vertical Entertainment, which will distribute the film in theaters, as well as On Demand and Digital on Friday, February 7, released the trailer for the feature today.

The movie version of ‘Waiting for Anya’ was adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo, the author of ‘War Horse.’ The upcoming film was written and directed by Ben Cookson, and stars Noah Schnapp, Anjelica Huston, Gilles Marini and Jean Reno.

Vertical Entertainment has unveiled the following synopsis for ‘Waiting for Anya’:

Jo Lalande (Schnapp), a thirteen-year-old shepherd boy, and reclusive widow Horcada (Huston), must work together with their village to protect its residents. They help smuggle Jewish children into Spain during the harrows of World War II.

'Waiting for Anya' Official Trailer
'Waiting for Anya' Official Trailer

Vertical Entertainment has released the official trailer for writer-director Ben Cookson's war drama, 'Waiting for Anya,' which stars Anjelica Huston.

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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