The folks behind an upcoming animated feature version of the Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic children’s novel The Little Prince have lined up an impressive list of stars, including three recent Oscar winners in Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard and Benicio Del Toro, The Hollywood Reporter said.
James Franco, Rachel McAdams, and Paul Giamatti are on board to voice characters in Mark Osborne’s upcoming animated musical The Little Prince. The child actress Mackenzie Foy, who plays Renesmee in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, is also in negotiations for the lead role.
Bridges will reportedly voice the pilot who crash-lands in the Sahara desert and comes across a little boy who says he is a prince fallen to Earth from his home on an asteroid. The roles for the other stars have not yet been disclosed.
There’s no mention of who will be responsible for the script of a 3D animated film, which is targeting a 2014 release.
Onyx Films’ Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam are producing this family friendly film.
The story has been adapted numerous times including the live-action feature version from 1974, directed by Stanley Donen.
For those unfamiliar with the novel, the overall plot of the story essentially centers on a young Prince from an asteroid called B-612, who is currently on Earth as part of a journey to travel the universe, meeting adults on different planets and hearing their stories.