Alicia Vikander’s star-making performance as robot Ava in “Ex Machina” (now playing nationwide) is one of the cinematic highlights of the year thus far, and luckily fans won’t have to wait long to see the 26-year-old Swedish beauty back on the big screen. Following a successful release in Britain earlier this year, James Kent’s WWI period piece “Testament of Youth,” starring Vikander and “Game of Thrones” headliner Kit Harington, will hit domestic theaters this June.
Based on the 1933 memoir of the same name by Vera Brittain, “Youth” recounts the promising Oxford student’s life and the sacrifice she made to become a WWI nurse after her fiancé (Harington), brother and friends were all sent to the front lines. Brittain’s voluntary service led her from London to Malta and France and forced her to confront the horrors of battle and what they could mean for the people she loved most. Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson and Taron Egerton also star.
With its sweeping historical scope and ravishing central romance, the new trailer above (via Yahoo) suggests a worthy successor to the Oscar-winning “Atonement.” Sony Picture Classics will release the film in select theaters June 5.