First announced earlier this year, the animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet has now announced that a number of major talents will be providing voices. Deadline reports that Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, Liam Neeson and Quvenzhané Wallis will all take part in the project which has a different director adapting each of the 89-year old classic’s chapters. Roger Allers (The Lion King) is responsible for the connective through-line narrative.
Among the directors committed to the project are Marjane Satrapi (Oscarnominated for Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar winner for short “Ryan”), Tomm Moore (Oscar nominated for The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Berlin Film Festival winner for Sita Sings the Blues), Mohammed Saeed Harib (creator of hit series “Freej”), Michal Socha, Francesco Testa, Joan Gratz (Oscar winner for Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase) and Bill Plympton (Oscar-nominated for Guard Dog and Your Face).
Hayek is also producing along with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. Doha Film Insititute (DFI) is co-financing along with Participant Media, MyGroup Lebanon, FFA Private Bank, JRW Entertainment and Code Red Productions.