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Black Beauty Review: Disney+ Movie Leans Into the Horse Girl Tropes

Black Beauty Review: Disney+ Movie Leans Into the Horse Girl Tropes
Since its release in 1877, Black Beauty has been published more than 50 millions times and seen at least a dozen screen and stage adaptations—most notably for this millennial, a 1994 film version featuring David Thewlis, Sean Bean, and Alan Cumming as the voice of Beauty. With a built-in audience like that it’s obvious why Disney wanted to get in on the horse story action with their own 2020 version. The result is less an adaptation of Anna Sewell’s original work and more a hodgepodge of horse-girl narrative tropes with some Black Beauty names and loose plot points slapped on for the brand recognition, which is not to say that there isn’t an audience for this—just that it isn’t for fans of the novel looking for a faithful adaptation of the classic.

In its original form, Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions, the Autobiography of a Horse follows
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Movie Review – Black Beauty (2020)

Movie Review – Black Beauty (2020)
Black Beauty, 2020. Written and Directed by Ashley Avis. Starring Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy, Claire Forlani, Iain Glen, Calam Lynch, Fern Deacon, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Deon Lotz, Patrick Lyster, Max Raphael, and Matt Rippy. Synopsis: A wild horse and a teenage girl forge an unbreakable bond which keeps them connected for a lifetime. An idea to […]

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‘Black Beauty’ Review: Kate Winslet Voices Beloved Horse in Family-Friendly Take on Classic Tale

‘Black Beauty’ Review: Kate Winslet Voices Beloved Horse in Family-Friendly Take on Classic Tale
Like so many beloved children’s classics, the story of “Black Beauty” has always been run through with blunt messaging, tough traumas, and the kind of painful imagery no kid ever really shakes off. Over time, some of those more realistic impulses may be dulled down for wider consumption — the sort of thing Disney has built its animated classics around, woe to the tyke who watches “The Little Mermaid” and then seeks out its source material — but the darker elements that author Anna Sewell oriented her 1877 novel around have mostly endured through countless adaptations. And while the latest, a family-friendly drama from Disney+ and filmmaker Ashley Avis, offers

Plus, there’s Kate Winslet voicing the horse of the title, a powerful bit of casting that can’t be denied.

Sewell’s novel has been adapted many times over the years, and even Avis’ film’s apparent big twist (Beauty is a girl!
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‘Black Beauty’: Film Review

‘Black Beauty’: Film Review
The sixth time around the paddock is decidedly not the charm for the latest live-action feature incarnation of Black Beauty, based on the enduring Anna Sewell-penned equine adventure.

Swapping out the title character’s gender from male stallion to female mustang, while changing the setting from Victorian England to the modern-day American West, writer-director Ashley Avis has also enlisted Kate Winslet to provide the “horse’s-eye-view” narration in keeping with Sewell’s 1877 novel (officially called Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions, the Autobiography of a Horse). But while Winslet’s presence is always welcome, the voiceover that blankets the film proves tediously redundant, failing ...
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Disney+ ‘Black Beauty’ trailer: Mackenzie Foy’s powerful dialogues

Disney+ ‘Black Beauty’ trailer: Mackenzie Foy’s powerful dialogues
'Black Beauty' trailer is out now and it looks promising.

Disney+ has released the official trailer for the upcoming drama film featuring Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet in the lead.

The new film is a reimagining of Anna Sewell's 1877 novel of the same name and follows the story of a young girl, Jo Green (Mackenzie Foy) who forms an unbreakable bond with a wild, untamable horse named Beauty (voiced by Kate Winslet).

Here’s the official synopsis for 'Black Beauty': "This modern-day reimagining of Anna Sewell’s timeless classic, follows Black Beauty (Kate Winslet), a wild horse born free in the American West. Rounded up and taken away from her family, Beauty is brought to Birtwick Stables where she meets a spirited teenage girl, Jo Green (Mackenzie Foy). Beauty and Jo forge an unbreakable bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges, and adventures of her life.
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Disney+ reimagines Black Beauty with trailer for new movie

Disney+ reimagines Black Beauty with trailer for new movie
Disney+ has debuted a first trailer, poster and images for its modern day reimagining of Anna Sewell classic 1877 novel Black Beauty ahead of its arrival on the streaming service later this month. Directed by Ashley Avis, the film stars Mackenzie Foy, Iain Glen, Claire Forlani, and Calam Lynch, and features the voice talents of […]

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Black Beauty Trailer Updates the Classic Horse Tale for Disney+ This Thanksgiving

Black Beauty Trailer Updates the Classic Horse Tale for Disney+ This Thanksgiving
Disney+ has shared the trailer for its upcoming reboot of Black Beauty. The new take on the story premieres Friday, November 27th, exclusively on the streaming service. The movie features the voice of Academy Award-winning actor Kate Winslet as Black Beauty and stars Mackenzie Foy as Jo Green, Fern Deacon as Georgina Winthorp, Claire Forlani as Mrs. WinthorpIain, Iain Glen as John Manly, Calam Lynch as George Winthorp, Max Raphael as James, Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Terry, Matt Rippy as Henry Gordon, and Avianah Abrahams as Anna. The 2020 version of the story is based on the 1877 novel of the same name by Anna Sewell.

Black Beauty is a modern day reimagining of Anna Sewell's timeless classic for Disney+, and it follows Black Beauty (Kate Winslet), a wild horse born free in the American West. Rounded up and taken away from her family, Beauty is brought to Birtwick Stables where she meets a spirited teenage girl,
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‘Black Beauty’ Trailer: Kate Winslet & Mackenzie Foy Lead Charming Disney+ Adaptation

‘Black Beauty’ Trailer: Kate Winslet & Mackenzie Foy Lead Charming Disney+ Adaptation
Disney+ has released the official trailer for Black Beauty. This is the most recent in a long string of movie adaptations of Anna Sewell's 19th-century book which tells the story of a young girl who forms an unbreakable bond with a horse named Beauty. Ashley Avis directs this adaptation of Sewell's story from her own script. The cast assembled for Black Beauty is stellar, with Mackenzie Foy leading the way as protagonist Jo Green, Iain Glen playing Jo's uncle, Claire Forlani tackling the role of Mrs. Winthrop, and Kate Winslet lending her voice to Jo's …
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First Trailer for Disney's 'Black Beauty' Movie Starring Mackenzie Foy

First Trailer for Disney's 'Black Beauty' Movie Starring Mackenzie Foy
"How could a horse save a person?" Disney has unveiled an official trailer for a new Black Beauty movie on Disney+, which is more of a "re-adaptation" of the original novel than a remake of the 1994 Black Beauty movie. Yes, the original Black Beauty is based on a classic book from the 1800s written by Anna Sewell. The film's generic plot follows a wild horse and a teenage girl who forge an unbreakable bond which keeps them connected for a lifetime. When the horse is sold, Jo is determined to reunite with Beauty no matter what. This one stars Mackenzie Foy as Jo, featuring Kate Winslet as the voice of Beauty, and a cast including Claire Forlani, Iain Glen, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Fern Deacon, Patrick Lyster, and Calam Lynch. Looks extra cliche and cheesy, we've seen this many times before, but horse lovers adore this story anyway. Here's the official trailer
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‘Black Beauty’ Trailer: A Horse Saves Mackenzie Foy’s Life in Disney+ Film (Video)

‘Black Beauty’ Trailer: A Horse Saves Mackenzie Foy’s Life in Disney+ Film (Video)
How can a horse save a life? That’s the drama that Disney+ will explore in its update on the classic “Black Beauty” story, which casts Mackenzie Foy alongside Kate Winslet as the voice of the horse Black Beauty.

Ashley Avis wrote and directed the new take on Anna Sewell’s timeless story that has been adapted for the screen on numerous occasions. This new one finds Black Beauty as a wild horse born free in the American West, only to be rounded up and taken away. She soon forms a tight-knit bond with a spirited teenage girl named Jo, and we see how Jo will do anything to keep them together.

“You’ve gotten closer to that filly in days than I have in weeks. They say a horse picks you,” Jo’s uncle played by Iain Glen says in the trailer. “If I fought for every horse I ever loved,
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Black Beauty Remake Rides Onto Disney+ Later This Year

Black Beauty Remake Rides Onto Disney+ Later This Year
Disney+ has announced that a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic 19th century novel, Black Beauty will premiere on the streaming service later this year.

Black Beauty features Oscar winner Kate Winslet (The Reader) as the voice of Black Beauty and stars Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) as Jo Green; Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) as John Manly; and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) as Mrs. Winthorp.

Black Beauty is a wild mustang born free in the American west. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two slowly develop a bond that is built on love, respect and mutual healing.

Black Beauty is directed by Ashley Avis (Adolescence) who also wrote the screenplay. Jb Pictures' Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer (Polar) from Constantin Film are producers and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward
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Contemporary Black Beauty Remake Is Coming to Disney+, Here's a First Look

Contemporary Black Beauty Remake Is Coming to Disney+, Here's a First Look
Disney+ has announced that it is bringing a new adaptation of Black Beauty to the streaming service later this year. The movie serves as a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell's classic 19th-century novel of the same name. To go along with the announcement Disney has also revealed a pair of images featuring Mackenzie Foy, who stars in the leading role, alongside the black-haired stallion, voiced by Kate Winslet.

The images aren't too revealing in themselves, but they do give us a look at the new Black Beauty and Jo Green. We see the two interacting with one another, seemingly at the start of their journey. The full cast includes Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (The Reader) as the voice of Black Beauty, Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) as Jo Green, Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) as John Manly and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) as Mrs. Winthorp.

Produced by Constantin Film and Jb Pictures,
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Kate Winslet’s ‘Black Beauty’ Remake Lands at Disney+

Kate Winslet’s ‘Black Beauty’ Remake Lands at Disney+
Disney+ has acquired “Black Beauty,” a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th-century novel, from Constantin Film, and the movie will premiere on the streaming service later this year, the company announced on Wednesday.

The film stars Oscar winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) as the voice of “Black Beauty” and stars Mackenzie Foy (“Interstellar”) as Jo Green; Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) as John Manly; and Claire Forlani (“Meet Joe Black”) as Mrs. Winthorp.

Black Beauty” centers on a wild mustang born free in the American West. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two slowly develop a bond that is built on love, respect and mutual healing.

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Black Beauty” is directed by Ashley Avis (“Adolescence”) who also wrote the screenplay adaptation.
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Afm: First Look at ‘Black Beauty’ Remake With Mackenzie Foy

Afm: First Look at ‘Black Beauty’ Remake With Mackenzie Foy
Mister Smith International has released an exclusive first look at its “Black Beauty” reboot, starring Mackenzie Foy (pictured) and Kate Winslet. Ashley Avis is directing the Constantin Films’ pic from her own script.

Black Beauty” is based on Anna Sewell’s best-selling novel about the deep and enduring bond between a 17-year-old girl and the wild horse who helps her overcome the trauma of her loss following her parents’ death. Foy, whose credits include “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” “Interstellar” and the last two “Twilight” movies, will play Jo while Winslet will voice Beauty.

Black Beauty” is being produced by Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer, who teamed on the “Resident Evil” franchise. Martin Moszkowicz is executive producing.

International sales are being handled by Mister Smith Entertainment at Afm.
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Edgar Ramirez to Star in ‘The War Has Ended’ (Exclusive)

Edgar Ramirez to Star in ‘The War Has Ended’ (Exclusive)
Edgar Ramirez, best known for “Carlos” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” will star in the drama “The War Has Ended,” from writer and director Hagar Ben-Asher’s award-winning original script about a man in search of his children. Mister Smith Entertainment will launch international sales at next month’s American Film Market.

The film is being produced by Dale Armin Johnson, Collen Camp, Jill Littman and Marek Rozenbaum, the chairman of the Israeli Academy of Cinema and Television.

Set in Poland in 1945, at the end World War II, Joseph (Ramirez) travels through battle-scarred towns with his horse, Oscar, and his enchanting puppet show to give local children a momentary escape from reality. Joseph performs the story of “Frank and Tiny,” two elephants on the hunt for Frank’s lost trunk, but his real mission is the perilous hunt for his two missing sons.

Along the way he finds an unlikely ally in Lily,
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‘Black Beauty’: Claire Forlani & Iain Glen Join Mackenzie Foy & Kate Winslet In Constantin Classic Redo, Shoot Underway

‘Black Beauty’: Claire Forlani & Iain Glen Join Mackenzie Foy & Kate Winslet In Constantin Classic Redo, Shoot Underway
Exclusive: Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) and Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones) have joined Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) and Oscar-winner Kate Winslet in Constantin and Jb Pictures’ movie Black Beauty.

Ashley Avis (Adolescence) has written the screenplay and will direct the contemporary adaptation of English author Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel. Cameras roll this week in and around Cape Town, South Africa.

Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales on the modern-day reimagining of the story in which Black Beauty (voiced by Winslet) is a wild horse born free in the American west. As she is rounded up and taken away from her family, her story intertwines with that of a teenager, ‘Jo Green’ (Foy), similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two develop a bond crafted in love, trust and healing.

Pic is a Constantin Film production, produced by Jeremy Bolt (Resident Evil franchise) from Jb Pictures,
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Imagine Kids and Family Pacts With Breyer for Horse-Themed TV Series

Imagine Entertainment’s Kids and Family division has partnered with Breyer, a maker of collectible model horses and other toys, to develop a live-action horse-themed TV series.

The series will be executive produced by Imagine Entertainment chiefs Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, as well as Stephanie Sperber, president of Imagine Kids and Family. Ashley Avis, writer and director of the “Black Beauty” adaptation in development at Constantin Film, joins the project as showrunner and writer.

“As both a longtime equestrian and collector of Breyer horses, getting to be apart of creating this series is a very special opportunity,’ Avis said in a statement. “Breyer helped to inspire so much of my imagination and I hope to do the same for our future audiences through collaborative storytelling with these two truly eminent partners.”

Breyer got its start in 1950 as a molding company in Chicago that made model horses to top a mantlepiece clock sold by F.
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Film News Roundup: ‘In 27 Days’ Heads for Big Screen, Dan Angel to Produce

Film News Roundup: ‘In 27 Days’ Heads for Big Screen, Dan Angel to Produce
In today’s film news roundup, “In 27 Days” and “The Keys to the Kingdom” are in the works as films, Pamela Adlon has been cast in Pete Davidson’s movie, an “On the Waterfront” actor received SAG-AFTRA membership and Dances With Films sets its lineup.

Projects Launched

Dan Angel is developing Alison Gervais’ teen paranormal story “In 27 Days” as a movie under his family content banner, Fezziwig Studios, Variety has learned exclusively.

The story centers on a teen girl’s opportunity to change fate’s outcome by striking a deal with death after she attends the funeral of a classmate who committed suicide. The book has been praised for its positive focus on the importance of understanding, supporting and having compassion for the mental health and emotional wellbeing of adolescents and young adults.

Angel has shepherded R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” and “The Haunting Hour” franchises, as well as
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Dances With Films 2019 Lineup Announced

For its 22nd year, Dances With Films returns to Los Angeles this June with an eclectic lineup of films both feature-length and short-form that span a wide range of genres.

Dances With Films 2019 will take place June 13th–23rd at the Tcl Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Horror fans attending the festival will want to keep an eye out for several genre-centric titles, including Come, Said the Night (pictured above).

You can check out the Dances With Films 2019 lineup below, and to learn more, visit the film festival's official website.

"Opening Night Film

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Apple Seed

West Coast Premiere I USA, 2019, HD, 121 min.

Writer/Dir: Michael Worth

Prods: Jody Marriott Bar-Lev, Dustin Rikert, Avi Bar-Lev, Michael Worth

Cast: Rance Howard, Michael Worth, Esther Anderson, Clint Howard, Adrienne Barbeau, Robby Benson

Prince McCoy has found himself almost to the middle of age, and definitely to the end of his rope. Losing his home,
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Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet Join the Cast of Classic Remake Black Beauty

Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet have officially signed on to star in the movie remake of Black Beauty, the classic 1877 novel by Anna Sewell that is being directed by Ashley Avis.

The story is about a teenage girl who develops a strong bond with a wild horse named Beauty who helps her heal from the trauma of losing her parents. Foy will play the girl, and Winslet will voice the horse, Beauty.

The film will take a modern look at the original story. Black Beauty is in pre-production, and we will let you know when we can expect it, as well as other casting news as soon as we have it.

Is Black Beauty one of your classic favorites? Are you excited about this remake?
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