Yet another highly anticipated package to be presented at this year’s American Film Market has been revealed. As first reported by Deadline, a new animated film titled Fireheart will unveil its first footage during the virtual event. Moreover, the feature will tout an extremely impressive ensemble in various voice roles.
Per the initial report, the film’s cast features Kenneth Branagh, Olivia Cooke, and William Shatner as the lead characters. Additionally, Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) will also lend her voice talents to the family film. Mara Junot (Charlie’s Angels), Wilex Ly (Poor Lucky Rich Boy), and Ryan W. Garcia (Community) will round out the rest of the movie’s cast.
The animated picture takes place in the middle of New York City during the roaring twenties. The movie follows a young girl who aspires to be the world’s very first firefighter despite the odds being stacked against her. Her drive, determination, and refusal to let others define her helps her heroically fight for and achieve her dreams. Check out a first look at the film below.
French film producer Laurent Zeitoun (Leap!) will co-direct the feature alongside Yann Zenou (Ballerina). Zenou also penned the film’s screenplay in collaboration with Daphne Ballon (Life With Derek) and Jennica Harper (Jann). Moreover, the film’s soundtrack will include re-orchestrated 1920’s-style covers of modern pop songs.
Up next for Kenneth Branagh is pulling double duty for the recently-delayed Death on the Nile. The filmmaker last helmed Artemis Fowl for Disney+ and portrayed Andrei Sator in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Meanwhile, Olivia Cooke continues to emerge as a star on the rise. Following a critically acclaimed role in Steven Spielberg’s film Ready Player One, the actress will next star alongside John Boyega and Bill Skarsgård in Naked Singularity.
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