Sony recently hit a huge landmark achievement thanks to a billion-dollar box office from their latest film Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, a new project recently announced is a far cry from the web-slinging adventures of Peter Parker. As first reported by Deadline, Sony Pictures is developing a live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon. Additionally, the studio is enlisting Zachary Levi and Lil Rel Howery as the film’s co-stars.
Based on the 1955 children’s book by Crockett Johnson, the story follows Harold, a curious four-year-old boy. With his purple crayon, Harold has the power to create a world of his own simply by drawing it. The book is Johnson’s most popular and has led to a series of sequels as well as an HBO animated series.
Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age) will direct the feature with a script by David Guion (Dinner For Schmucks) and Michael Handelman (Night At The Museum 3). John Davis (Garfield: The Movie) is executive producing vis his Davis Entertainment banner.
Lil Rel Howery enjoyed a rather successful 2021 thanks to roles alongside Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy and John Cena in Vacation Friends. The actor also appears in recent hits like Judas and the Black Messiah and Space Jam: A New Legacy as well. Up next, Howery will star opposite Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in the upcoming psychological thriller Deep Water. Meanwhile, Levi burst onto the scene with a starring role in the NBC series Chuck. Since then, the actor has appeared in films like Disney’s Tangled and Thor: The Dark World. Up next, Levi has starring roles lined up in the highly anticipated Shazam! 2 and Prisoner 760, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.
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