Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and Stephen Fry have joined the voice cast of animation film ‘The Inventor,’ a feature stop-motion animation about Leonardo da Vinci written and directed by Oscar-nominated Jim Capobianco, the writer of Ratatouille.
Stephen Fry will voice Leonardo Da Vinci and Ridley will be the French Princess Marguerite. Film will follow the life of the insatiably curious and headstrong inventor da Vinci, as he leaves Italy to join the French court, where he can experiment freely, inventing flying contraptions, incredible machines, and studying the human body. There, joined by the princess, he looks to answer the ultimate question – what is the meaning of it all?
Robert Rippberger and Jim Capobianco are producing the film with Don Hahn as executive producer. With a budget of 10M dollars, Shooting is scheduled to start in August 2021 with a planned release in Spring 2023.
French major mk2 films is handling international rights with The Exchange overseeing the U.S. sale; the film will take part in next week’s Cannes virtual festival.
mk2 Films also revealed one pic from ‘The Inventor’
The crew is packed with talent from the animation world. DoP is Peter Sorg, who previously worked on Frankenweenie and Coraline. The Oscar-nominated Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of The Sea) is handling hand-drawn sequences. Music is being composed by Alex Mandel, who composed Pixar’s Brave. Director Capobianco has a litany of credits including as a story artist on Inside Out, Monsters, Inc, and Toy Story 2. Executive producer Don Hahn, whose credits include The Lion King and Beauty And The Beast.
Executive producers also include Ilan Urroz, Kat Alioshin, Stephan Roelants, Carmella Casinelli, Dave Lugo, Wes Hull, and Eleanor Coleman. The film is a European and U.S. co-production from Foliascope (France), Melusine Productions (Luxembourg), Curiosity Studio (Ireland), and Leo & King (USA).
Further voice cast is now being set.
This News was first Reported by Deadline
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