Walt Disney Photos begins filming Flora & Ulysses and divulges the complete solid. Based mostly on Kate DiCamillo’s Newberry Award–successful kids’s e book Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, the Disney+ film adaption will star Broadway actress Matilda Lawler in her function debut.
Directed by Lena Khan (The Tiger Hunter), Flora & Ulysses chronicles the experiences of 10-year-old Flora (Lawler). She’s described as an “avid” comedian e book fan and “self-avowed cynic.” When Flora rescues a squirrel and names it Ulysses, she quickly discovers that it has superhero powers. Consequently, Flora learns about life via her adventures with the extremely distinctive animal. The unique e book was launched in 2013 by Candlewick Press, and options eight principal characters. Ulysses the squirrel develops his powers upon practically being sucked up by a vacuum cleaner, and subsequently learns to fly and sort poetry, all of the whereas understanding how people converse with each other. Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures additionally incorporates a “terrifying cat” named Mr. Klaus.
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Per a Disney press launch, Flora & Ulysses’ manufacturing has formally commenced with Lawler in the primary position. On Broadway, the younger actress at the moment stars as Honor Carney within the Tony Award–successful play “The Ferryman,” directed by Sam Mendes and written by Jez Butterworth. Within the Disney+ movie, Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mom, American Pie) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, Trendy Household) will painting Flora’s dad and mom, Phyllis and George, respectively. As well as, Danny Pudi (Neighborhood) has a supporting position as an excessively zealous animal management officer named Miller. Pudi beforehand labored with director Khan for The Tiger Hunter. Benjamin Evans Ainsworth rounds out the solid as Flora’s annoying pal William.
Disney+ is scheduled to launch on November 12. The streaming service will compete with well-liked subscription platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Earlier this month, we mentioned every part we all know concerning the Disney+ catalogue, which can undoubtedly be a well-liked vacation spot for Marvel and Lucasfilm followers. The service will reportedly deal with high quality over amount, as Disney+ will start with one-fifth of the content material that Netflix at the moment affords. As for the function adaptation Flora & Ulysses, Disney enlisted an completed manufacturing group that includes cinematographer Andrew Dunn (Loopy, Silly, Love), editor Lee Haxall (At all times Be My Possibly), costume designer Mona Could (Santa Clarita Food plan), and Khan’s manufacturing designer for The Tiger Hunter, Michael Fitzgerald.
With a lot hype surrounding high-profile Disney+ collection like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki, Flora & Ulysses represents one thing completely different for youthful demographics. The adaption will even mark the primary household movie for Disney+, and can complement authentic journey movies like Don Quixote, Peter Pan, and Secret Society of Second Born Royals. In the intervening time, Flora & Ulysses doesn’t have an official launch date.
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