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Pete’S Dragon Begins Production – In U.S. theaters in August 2016

10 February 2015 5:36 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Principal photography on Pete’S Dragon commenced today in New Zealand.

A reimagining of the 1977 Disney classic, Pete’S Dragon will blend live action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon.

The original starred Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, Red Buttons, Jeff Conaway, and Shelley Winters.

The new film, scheduled to be released in U.S. theaters in August, 2016, stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“The Help”) as Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott; 10-year-old Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”) as Pete; Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”) as Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence as Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier, »

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Wes Bentley Joins Robert Redford in Disney Remake ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (Exclusive)

7 January 2015 12:22 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Hunger Games” actor Wes Bentley has signed on to star in Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

As TheWrap was the first to report, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” director David Lowery is directing the film he was first hired to co-write.

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