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Noah Schnapp to Star in WWII Film About Rescue of Jewish Children

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November 15, 2019
Noah Schnapp attends the “Stranger Things” Season 3 World Premiere on June 28, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)

Noah Schnapp (“Stranger Things”) will star in “Waiting for Anya,” a movie based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel about a secret mission to smuggle Jewish children from a village in southern France to Spain during World War II. 

Schnapp will play a shepherd who joins forces with a widow (Anjelica Huston) and his grandfather (Jean Reno) to help the children escape under the noses of the Nazis. 

Written and directed by Ben Cookson, the film will be released on Feb. 14, 2020.

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