Disney+ Acquires ‘Black Beauty’ From Constantin Films

Disney+ is adding new content to its feature film slate, as the streamer has acquired Black Beauty, based on the classic children’s book.

Disney+ takes over from Constantin Films and JB Pictures.

Black Beauty, which has already completed production stars Mackenzie Foy (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Kate Winslet (Titanic), and is directed by Ashley Avis (Adolescence). The film is expected to debut this Fall.

The movie is a contemporary retelling of Anna Sewell’s 19th century novel and tells of the titular horse who is born free in the American West. As she is rounded up and taken away from her family, her story intertwines with that of a teenager, Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two develop a bond crafted in love, trust and healing.

Read: Disney+ Picks Up ‘Clouds’ From Warner Bros.

Foy portrays Green while Oscar winner Winslet provides the voice of Black Beauty. Also in the cast are Ian Glen (Game of Thrones) and Claire Forlani (Mystery Men).

Black Beauty marks the second narrative feature acquisition for Disney+ after Clouds, that inspirational teen drama it picked up from Warner Bros. in May. That musical project, stars relative newcomer Fin Argus, former Disney Channel star Sabrina Carpenter and Annabelle Comes Home star Madison Iseman, is also slated to be unveiled later this year.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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