- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Thursday, 30 July 2020 15:43
BLACK BEAUTY rides onto Disney+ later this year starring the voice of Kate Winslet as Black Beauty and Mackenzie Foy as Joy Green. The live action adaptation of the classic story also stars Claire Forlani and Iain Glen. Read the official announcement from Disney.
Get ready with those tissue boxes. BLACK BEAUTY is one of those classic tales that pulls at your heart strings and emotions. BLACK BEAUTY is the latest film coming to Disney+ about animal captivity. THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN also deals with the subject matter but with a gorilla. The two films will make a great double feature.
The remake to Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel is an acquisition for Disney. Directed by Ashley Avis, Constantine Film and JP Pictures produced BLACK BEAUTY. No doubt Disney and many other studios are in need of product right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic which limits production at this time.
No exact date of the release was given except that BLACK BEAUTY will arrive in late 2020 to Disney+.
BURBANK, Calif. (July 29, 2020) - Disney+ announced today that a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel, “Black Beauty” will premiere on the streaming service later this year. Black Beauty is a wild mustang born free in the American west. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two slowly develop a bond that is built on love, respect and mutual healing.
“Black Beauty” features Oscar® winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) as the voice of “Black Beauty” and stars Mackenzie Foy (“Interstellar”) as Jo Green; Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) as John Manly; and Claire Forlani (“Meet Joe Black”) as Mrs. Winthorp.
“Black Beauty” is directed by Ashley Avis (“Adolescence'') who also wrote the screenplay. JB Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt (“Polar,” “Monster Hunter”) and Robert Kulzer (“Polar”) from Constantin Film are producers and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward Winters and Jon Brown are executive producers. Dylan Tarason is a co-producer, and Moonlighting Films president Genevieve Hofmeyr (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) is the South African producer.
“Black Beauty” is produced by Constantin Film and JB Pictures.