Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp says new role ‘resonated’ with Jewish identity – The Australian Jewish News

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Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp said landing a role in the screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s war drama Waiting for Anya appealed to him because it “resonated” with his Jewish identity. Schnapp, Anjelica Huston and Thomas Kretschmann lead a strong cast alongside Jean Reno, Sadie Frost and Frederick Schmidt in the coming-of-age drama, which is directed by Ben Cookson and set in occupied France during the Second World War. Based on a true story and shot on location in rural southern France, the story follows a young shepherd, played by Schnapp, who with the help of his grandfather (Jean Reno) and a feisty widow (Anjelica Huston) smuggle Jewish children across the border to safety in Spain. Get The Jewish News Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up Schnapp, 15, appeared at the film’s glittering UK premiere at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square on Thursday night, where he was joined by his co-stars Frederick Schmidt, Elsa Zylberstein and Josephine de la Baume. The Canadian-American actor, clad in a chic black-and-white polka dot suit, told Jewish News that his Jewish upbringing meant he “really resonated with the film”. He added: “I talked to my family ....

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