Mark Osborne’s upcoming adaptation of the classic children’s book The Little Prince has scored an impressive cast of voice talent. Although their specific roles have not yet been announced, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco, Paul Giamatti and Rachel McAdams are all set to star, according to a story at The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the classic children’s novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince tells the story of a pilot who crashes in the Sahara desert (as de Saint-Exupéry was and did in real life) and who meets a young Prince, who lives on an asteroid called B-612. The Prince is currently on Earth as part of a journey to travel the universe, meeting adults on different planets and hearing their stories.
Featuring drawings by Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is famous for its deeply philosophical narrative and, since 1943, has become one of the best-selling books of all time.
Planned for adaptation as a 3D animated film, The Little Prince is targeting a 2014 release. It has been previously adapted for the stage and the screen, including a 1974 live-action musical version directed by Stanley Donen.