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Disney+ Announces New 'Black Beauty' Movie Starring Kate Winslet

Disney+ Announces New 'Black Beauty' Movie Starring Kate Winslet

If, like us, you have vivid memories of sobbing your heart out over the 1994 cinema classic Black Beauty, then you'll be interested to hear that a remake of the hit film is in the works.

Yep, Disney Plus has announced a brand-new film adaptation of Anna Sewell's much-loved 19th century novel - and none other than Kate Winslet will provide the voice of Black Beauty.

Starring Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) as lead character Jo and directed by Ashley Avis (Adolescence), the film will land on Disney Plus later this year.

Mackenzie Foy ('Interstellar') will star as lead character Jo (Credit: Disney Plus)
Mackenzie Foy ('Interstellar') will star as lead character Jo (Credit: Disney Plus)
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As yet, we don't have a release date - but we'll let you know as soon as we hear more.

In Disney Plus' take on Black Beauty, we follow a wild black horse - also called a mustang - born in the American west.

After being captured and taken from her family, Black Beauty forms a bond with 17-year-old Jo, who is grieving for her lost parents.

In the Disney Plus reimagining of the tale, Jo will be played by Mackenzie Foy.

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Game of Thrones' Iain Glen and CSI: NY actor Claire Forlani, meanwhile, will appear in supporting roles.

Kate Winslet will voice the wild black horse (Credit: Universal)
Kate Winslet will voice the wild black horse (Credit: Universal)

The earlier 1994 film adaptation, which starred Sean Bean and had Alan Cumming narrate Black Beauty's voiceover, followed a stallion born in the English countryside.

As the stallion remembers the experiences that shaped his life, he reveals not only the fate of horses of the period - but those who own them, too.

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ITV also made a series based on the same novel, titled The Adventures of Black Beauty, which ran from 1972-74 and was a mammoth 54 episodes.

Ashley Avis, who serves as director, also wrote the screenplay for the Disney Plus reimagining.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer from Constantin Film are producers, and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward Winters and Jon Brown are executive producers.

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We've got a box of tissues ready for this one.

Featured Image Credit: Disney+

Topics: TV and Film, Disney+, TV News, TV Entertainment

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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