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British TV actor Tom Hiddleston got his big-screen break with a starring role in Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor,' and now he's got more to clap thunder about: He's been cast as one of the leads in Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse.'

The film, which Spielberg is working on after finishing 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,' is adapted from Michael Morpurgo's acclaimed 1982 children's novel that follows a young man who heads to France during World war I to save his beloved horse after it was sold to the cavalry for front line duty. British TV actor Tom Hiddleston got his big-screen break with a starring role in Kenneth Branagh's 'Thor,' and now he's got more to clap thunder about: He's been cast as one of the leads in Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse.'

The film, which Spielberg is working on after finishing 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,' is adapted from Michael Morpurgo's acclaimed 1982 children's novel that follows a young man who heads to France during World war I to save his beloved horse after it was sold to the cavalry for front line duty.

According to TheWrap, which confirmed the report that appeared in the latest issue of Production Weekly, Hiddleston is expected to break out next year in Marvel's 'Thor,' in which he plays the title character's adopted brother and nemesis, Loki: "Rumblings from the set indicate that Hiddleston steals the show as the villainous God of Mischief. He's expected to reprise the role in 'The Avengers.'" TheWrap said. Hiddleston is set to star in Woody Allen's upcoming "Midnight in Paris."