The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) announced yesterday that “The Little Prince” is set as the opening night film for the festival on February 3. This will mark the U.S. premiere for the movie, which premiered last year at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie will be released on March 18 in the U.S. The SBIFF previously announced that Rachel will receive American Riviera Award alongside her “Spotlight” co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton. The ceremony will take place on February 5. The SBIFF runs from February 3-13 and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “THE LITTLE PRINCE” at the Arlington Theatre on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016. Directed by Mark Osborne and featuring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, and Benicio Del Toro, “THE LITTLE PRINCE” is based on the classic tale of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Opening Night Film + Gala is co-sponsored by Bella Vista Designs.
EOne Canada released the first official teaser for “The Little Prince” earlier this week. It features the original voice casts which includes Rachel, Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridge, Riley Osborne, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, and Bud Cort. The movie premiered earlier this year during the Cannes Film Festival. The international versions released over the summer and this past fall, including in France. The movie will be released on March 18, 2016 in the U.S.
THR is reporting that “The Little Prince” will be released on March 18, 2016 in the United States. The movie was released (in dubbed versions) in many European countries earlier this year after it’s Cannes Film Festival premiere – but looks like the movie version with it’s original voice cast will finally get released as well.
Paramount has unveiled the line-up from its animation division, Paramount Animation, with the adaptation of The Little Prince kicking off the division. The adaptation of the classic book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry includes in its voice cast: Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridge, Riley Osborne, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, and Bud Cort.
The movie, directed by Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne, will open March 18, 2016.
Rachel is voicing the role of ‘The Mother’ and the movie has been received good so far with a 91% Rotten Tomatoes rating (with 11 reviews) and a 70 Meta Critics rating (with 6 reviews) so far.
“The Little Prince” had it’s first press screening during the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival earlier today. Rachel did not attend the press events but the director Mark Osborne, co-star Mackenzie Foy and actors who are voicing the international versions of the movie attended the photocall and press conference. The first reviews are getting released. We will round-up the reviews in this post and update it when more are getting released.
“The Little Prince turns out to be a respectful, lovingly reimagined take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic 1943 tale […] the film remains a consistent visual treat (the computer animation is more inspired in this section, with the grown-ups depicted as a colorless, zombified mass of tall, narrow bodies) and always echoes Saint-Exupery’s core theme of looking at the world through the hopeful, uncorrupted eyes of a child, where sometimes what appears to be a hat may in fact be a boa constrictor with an elephant inside.”
–Scott Foundas, Variety
Wild Bunch released the official press kit for “The Little Prince” ahead of it’s 2015 Cannes Film Festival premiere. The movie will have it’s world premiere tomorrow during the festival. The press kit features an in-depth plot description and a detailed description of the production process. It also features quotes by the leading cast, including Rachel. Excerpts can be found below but be sure to head over to our press archive to read the entire press kit.
On Reading The Book: “I read the book when I was in my 20s. A friend gave it to me as a present, and when I read the book it meant a lot to me. I think Saint-Exupéry’s book says different things to you at different stages of your life.”
On Working With Director Mark Osborne: “I was so excited to be part of this movie, and I loved ‘Kung Fu Panda’, so I knew our director Mark (Osborne) was going to do a wonderful job with the adaptation. I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to animation.”
On Her Character” “I play the Little Girl’s Mother, who is a working single mom. She has this massive, intricate life plan for her daughter and wants her to follow the rules to a tee. The Mother is a little high-strung, but she means well. She and her daughter are a real team until the Little Girl drifts away.”
On The Movie: “The Little Prince [Movie] does a fantastic job of celebrating life’s mysteries. When we grow up, it’s easy to need an answer for every question. Just like the book, the movie pays attention to the importance of enjoying the journey and our relationships, and not necessarily understanding everything. It all circles back to the famous quote from the book, which is ‘What is essential is invisible to the eye’.”
It’s not yet announced if Rachel will attend tomorrow’s premiere. Director Mark Osborne and co-star Mackenzie Foy confirmed they are heading to the premiere via their official twitter accounts.
The Weinstein Company presented their upcoming slate during this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, and Rachel’s co-star Jake Gyllenhaal joined Harvey Weinstein during the presentation. An interesting fact was revealed: apparently “Southpaw” was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, but it was unable to play in competition because Jake is part of the jury. The Wrap is reporting TWC will show the movie privately at the festival the coming days. Variety is reporting the following story:
The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.
Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.
Even though Weinstein compared the film to “Raging Bull,” it also looks like an entertaining summer crowd-pleaser. The new trailer reveals a plot twist involving Rachel McAdams (who plays Gyllenhaal’s wife) that suggests her role in the film might not be large. The drama, which showcases another major transformation for Gyllenhaal, comes across as “Rocky” meets “The Pursuit of Happyness.”
Rachel’s upcoming animated movie “The Little Prince” did get selected for the festival and is screening out of competition. The movie will have it’s premiere screening next week on May 22nd. The movie was also part of Weinstein’s presentation because they will release it in “select European and Australian territories” according to Deadline. Variety gave the trailer the following grade:
The Little Prince
This film based on the classic children’s story is the most promising animated pic to come out of the Weinstein Co. in years.
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival announced it’s official schedule earlier today and “The Little Prince” will have it’s premiere screening on Friday May 22nd. The current reported running time is 1h50. The animated movie is directed by Mark Osborne and Rachel will voice The Mother. Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, Paul Rudd, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks, Bud Cort, and Ricky Gervais also star. For more information about the festival and the full screening guide be sure to head over to the official website. No word yet if Rachel or other cast members will attend the premiere. The festival runs from May 13-24.
Variety exclusively released the second international trailer of “The Little Prince“. The movie will premiere during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival (Out Of Competition) in May. The movie will be released on July 29 in France and the U.S. release date will soon be confirmed. We have added the trailer in our video archive. It features a lot of new scenes and you can hear Rachel’s voice work as The Mother. HD screencaptures and the newly released poster are also added.
Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. From Mark Osborne, Academy Award® nominated director of Kung Fu Panda, comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince.
At the heart of it all is The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy), who’s being prepared by her mother (Rachel McAdams) for the very grown-up world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator (Jeff Bridges). The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince (newcomer Riley Osborne). It’s here that The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into the universe of The Little Prince begins. And it’s where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it’s human connections that matter most, and that it is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Also starring: Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Benicio del Toro, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Bud Cort and Albert Brooks.