Here’s a first official look at Asa Butterfield as a young British Lieutenant during World War I in Journey’s End, the upcoming period war drama movie directed by Saul Dibb:
“It is March 1918 and new recruit 18-year-old Lieutenant Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) has pulled strings to join his childhood friend and hero Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) on the front line. Stanhope is horrified by Raleigh’s arrival into the tension and claustrophobia of the officers’ dugout where they are anticipating a massive German advance.
Stanhope has been altered almost beyond recognition by three years of war, kept going by the thought that when the war is over he can return to his love – Raleigh’s sister Margaret. And now he must protect her brother from almost certain death. The stakes could not be higher.”
He looks way too young to be sent to the front…
Still no official release date.