Later this year, Disney is hopping into the streaming game with their service Disney+. Of course, the service will feature plenty of the content from the studio’s long catalog of films — included Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, and Marvel-branded content. However, there will also be original content, like TV shows and movies that will be gracing our screens.
Disney has announced that production has begun on one such project, Flora & Ulysses. The live-action film is based on the Newberry Award-winning children’s book, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, from author Kate DiCamillo. The movie will be directed by Lena Khano, whose debut film The Tiger Hunter was released in 2017 after being financed through crowdfunding.
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Below are a synopsis and extra details about Flora & Ulysses:
“Flora & Ulysses tells the story of 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, who saves a squirrel she names Ulysses only to have its unique superhero powers wreak havoc in a series of humorous, antic-filled adventures that ultimately change Flora’s life—and her outlook—forever.”
Matilda Lawler steps into the role of Flora, marking her film debut. She currently stars on Broadway as Honor Carney in Jez Butterworth’s Tony® Award–winning play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes. Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother, American Pie) plays Flora’s romance-writer mother, Phyllis, and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, Modern Family) plays the role of her world-weary, estranged father, George. Newcomer Benjamin Evans Ainsworth plays the role of William, Flora’s newfound, but annoying, friend, and Danny Pudi (Community, The Tiger Hunter) joins the cast as Miller, an overly zealous animal control officer.
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