Chloë Grace Moretz leads the English language voice cast of Studio Ghibli's new animated feature The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. She plays Princess Kaguya in the film, which also features an all-star voice cast that includes James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, and Dean Cain.
This sounds like another amazingly beautiful film from the legendary animation studio. Here's the synopsis to give you some insight into the story.
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately she must face her fate, punishment for her crime.
Based on the classic Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA is the newest film from Studio Ghibli and the strikingly beautiful culmination of decades of contemplation by its director, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata.
Here's some additional information that the studio released regarding the production:
THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA made its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where Variety hailed it as “a visionary tour-de-force.” Eight years in the making, the film is the untold story of The Princess Kaguya, the heroine of the ancient Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
The English-language version is being produced by Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler, with Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall Executive Producing. This is the same team that handled English versions for the two previous Studio Ghibli films, The Wind Rises and From Up on Poppy Hill.
The film is set to get a theatrical release starting October 17th, with national expansion to follow.
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