CS Video: Come Away Interview With Director Brenda Chapman
Ahead of its theatrical and digital debut, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Oscar-winning director Brenda Chapman (Brave) to discuss her live-action directorial debut with the fantasy family drama Come Away. Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
In this imaginative origin story of two of the most beloved characters in literature – Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland – eight-year-old Alice, her mischievous brother Peter and their brilliant older sibling David let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside. Encouraged by their parents Jack and Rose, the kids’ make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures come to an abrupt end when tragedy strikes. Peter, eager to prove himself a hero to his grief-stricken and financially-struggling parents, journeys with Alice to London, where they try to sell a treasured heirloom to the sinister pawnshop owner known as C.J. Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole while Peter permanently escapes reality by entering a magical realm as leader of the “Lost Boys.”
Come Away will be led by newcomers Jordan A. Nash and Keira Chansa along with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo. It will also feature Anna Chancellor, Clarke Peters, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Caine, David Gyasi, and Reece Yates.
The fantasy film marks Brenda Chapman’s first live-action feature after being known for her works in animated films such as The Prince of Egypt and Brave. The latter earned an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, making Chapman the first female director to win in that category.
Come Away is written by Marissa Kate Goodhill with Leesa Kahn, Andrea Keir, Oyelowo and James Spring serving as producers. The film had its world premiere earlier this year at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is now in select theaters and on digital platforms!