Some amazing news today! The Breadwinner is nominated for an Oscar in the category “Best Animated Feature Film”. On behalf of Angelina Jolie Source we want to say congratulations to everyone involved in the project and all the best of luck!
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
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Press message from director Nora Twomey
“On behalf of all those who gave their experience, skill and talent to this film, I am absolutely thrilled that the Academy has nominated THE BREADWINNER for Best Animated Feature Film. At a time when women’s voices are coming to the forefront, the story of a young girl using her voice for what she believes in is more relevant than ever. Recognizing stories like Parvana’s helps point to the importance of women and girls being heard around the world.”
– Director Nora Twomey — with Saara Chaudry, Andrew Rosen, Anthony Leo and 29 others.
The young actress Ariana Greenblatt has been cast to star against Angelina in The One and Only Ivan.
Ariana Greenblatt will play one of the human leads in the live-action/CG hybrid.
Ariana Greenblatt, who appears on Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, has joined the cast of The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate.
Angelina Jolie is producing the live-action/CG hybrid as well as voicing one of the lead characters. Allison Shearmur and Brigham Taylor are also producing.
Published by HarperCollins in 2011, the book centers on a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a stray dog called Bob. Ivan does not remember life before the mall, but when a baby elephant named Ruby enters and Ivan finds himself taking care of her, he begins to rediscover his previous life and concocts a plan to take the baby elephant away from their abusive owner.
Greenblatt will play one of the human leads who make up the live-action portion of the project.
Brooklynn Prince, the breakout lead of acclaimed indie drama The Florida Project, is already cast as the voice of Ruby.
Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is helming Ivan, which has a script by Mike White.
Greenblatt has been appearing on Middle since the series began in 2016. The show is now in its third season. The youngster made her feature debut in last year’s STX comedy, A Bad Moms Christmas.
She is repped by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment and Schreck Rose.
The first photos of Angelina is out now and she looks gorgeous as usual!
Now we just have to see how it goes for both First They Killed My Father and The Breadwinner. We will continue to keep you updated!
The award show is now over and unfortunately didn’t either First They Killed My Father and The Breadwinner win an award. But we got to see Angelina present an award and you can view the video below and we have added many more photos from the event.
Angelina went to the show with her son Pax and the duo showed their support for the Time’s Up movement by dressing in black, Angelina elegant as always in a chiffon gown with a feathered cape and Pax in a classic tux. With them was also Loung Ung and Rithy Panh.
Both First They Killed My Father and The Breadwinner are nominated and Angelina wil present an award as well! The Golden Globes is on Sunday January 7th! We can’t wait!
Angelina Jolie on her animated Oscar contender ‘The Breadwinner‘: ‘I hope this film does speak to young girls around the world’
From Belle to Rey to Wonder Woman, 2017 was a banner year for female heroes in mainstream Hollywood blockbusters. Sadly, most of the year’s major animated films didn’t exactly follow suit. With the exception of Cars 3‘s Cruz Ramirez, male heroes drove most of the antics in cartoons like The Boss Baby, The Lego Batman Movie, and even Coco. If you’re looking for an animated heroine on par with Diana — minus her Lasso of Truth and bullet-catching bracelets — look no further than The Breadwinner, the latest release from the internationally focused family friendly distributor Gkids and a dark-horse Oscar contender for the Best Animated Feature statue at this year’s Oscars. (The film is already vying for a Golden Globe this weekend.)
Directed by Nora Twomey and produced by Angelina Jolie, The Breadwinner tells the story of a young Afghan girl named Parvana, who defies the restrictive Taliban regime to support her family after her father is imprisoned. It may sound like challenging subject matter, but Jolie believes that Parvana’s heroism will resonate with audiences her age. “I hope this film does speak to young girls around the world, and young boys,” the Oscar-winning actress-turned-director remarks in this new interview clip exclusively premiering on Yahoo Entertainment.
Jolie has witnessed the film’s impact on children first hand, having previewed it for a group of young viewers and taken note of their reactions. “The first time a child is exposed to this kind of life… it moves them to want to value their education and their opportunity. It awakens a sense of that fight for human rights in young people.” Who knows? Maybe The Breadwinner could be the origin story for a new generation of real-life heroes.
The Breadwinner is currently playing in theaters. Watch the trailer below: