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DreamWorks to make adaptation of 'War Horse' novel

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DreamWorks has purchased the film rights to the 1982 novel War Horse, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Set during World War I, Michael Morpurgo’s book centers on the friendship between a boy and a horse.  Billy Elliot screenwriter Lee Hall will pen the script, while Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Revel Guest are set to produce.