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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Star Bryce Dallas Howard Really Wants to Direct a Feature, Making a Movie With Dad Would Be a ‘Dream Come True’

10 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bryce Dallas Howard is checking a lot of boxes on her career bucket list. After starring in last year’s box office record-breaker “Jurassic World,” the actress and daughter of director Ron Howard landed a role in Disney’s upcoming adventure-fantasy “Pete’s Dragon,” a reimagining of the 1977 children’s classic she adored as a child. Howard was such a fan of the original film that she sought out the script for the new movie immediately upon hearing about plans for a reboot.

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“I was pleasantly surprised that it was something that could stand alone and wasn’t stepping on my memories of the original,” Howard told IndieWire in a recent interview. “It was a really beautiful, powerful, magical story.”

Co-written and directed by David Lowery, the writer-director of 2013’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, »

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