Aug 12 2015

Angelina Jolie Pitt set for Luxembourg Co-Production

Published by at 16:01 under Mélusine Production

SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu

The Luxembourg co-production The Breadwinner, an animated feature film produced by Melusine Productions as well as Cartoon Saloon (Ireland) and Aircraft Pictures (Canada), will feature Angelina Jolie Pitt as Executive Producer; the film will be directed by Nora Twomey, the co-director of the Oscar-nominated film The Secret of Kells.

The Breadwinner is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Canadian author Deborah Ellis and tells the story of Parvana, a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, who must disguise herself as a boy and become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned.

The Breadwinner is very close to Jolie’s heart. She funds a girls’ school in Afghanistan and her own children have read The Breadwinner. According to Nora Twomey, who met the actress recently to discuss the project, Jolie has been keen for some time to make a film of the book.

The film is currently casting and in pre-production and is due for completion in early 2017. Following the Oscar nomination for The Secret of Kells from The Cartoon Soloon, Tom Moore, Gerry Shirren and Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon are all involved in the production of the film; Luxembourg’s Stephan Roelants of Melusine Productions and Studio 352 were heavily involved in Ernest and Celestine which also received an Oscar nomination at last year’s awards. Both animation studios also worked together on the other Oscar-nominated film Song of the Sea.

One of the questions is will Angelina Jolie Pitt herself come to Luxembourg or Ireland to voice one of the characters.

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SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu

The Luxembourg co-production The Breadwinner, an animated feature film produced by Melusine Productions as well as Cartoon Saloon (Ireland) and Aircraft Pictures (Canada), will feature Angelina Jolie Pitt as Executive Producer; the film will be directed by Nora Twomey, the co-director of the Oscar-nominated film The Secret of Kells.

The Breadwinner is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Canadian author Deborah Ellis and tells the story of Parvana, a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, who must disguise herself as a boy and become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned.

The Breadwinner is very close to Jolie’s heart. She funds a girls’ school in Afghanistan and her own children have read The Breadwinner. According to Nora Twomey, who met the actress recently to discuss the project, Jolie has been keen for some time to make a film of the book.

The film is currently casting and in pre-production and is due for completion in early 2017. Following the Oscar nomination for The Secret of Kells from The Cartoon Soloon, Tom Moore, Gerry Shirren and Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon are all involved in the production of the film; Luxembourg’s Stephan Roelants of Melusine Productions and Studio 352 were heavily involved in Ernest and Celestine which also received an Oscar nomination at last year’s awards. Both animation studios also worked together on the other Oscar-nominated film Song of the Sea.

One of the questions is will Angelina Jolie Pitt herself come to Luxembourg or Ireland to voice one of the characters.

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