With recent releases like Hamilton and Artemis Fowl, Disney+ continues to ramp up its upcoming slate of original content. In fact, the streaming service’s first anniversary is still months away and they’ve already racked up almost 20 nominations at the upcoming 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. As first reported by THR, Disney+ reportedly picked up the highly anticipated contemporary adaptation of the beloved 1877 novel Black Beauty.
Penned by English author Anna Sewell, the book touts fifty million copies sold, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. The book earned fame and acclaim for his heartwarming themes and lessons in how to treat humans and animals with kindness, sympathy, and respect. The autobiographical memoir is told by a horse named Black Beauty. It follows his story from carefree days as a colt to a difficult life pulling cabs in London. The story weaves in the life of a teenager named Jo Green as she mourns the loss of her parents.
The upcoming feature will star Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet. Foy is last seen in Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Moreover, Winslet is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood following award-winning turns in Titanic and Finding Neverland.
Fortunately, Black Beauty has already completed full production and will premiere on Disney+ later this year. Ashley Avis (Adolescence) serves as the film’s director with a self-written adapted screenplay.
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