Shadow and Act has an exclusive clip from the new film, Come Away, which is out Friday in the United States. The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year and screened at several festivals since. It stars David Oyelowo, Angelina Jolie and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It is directed by Brenda Chapman and was written by Marissa Kate Goodhill.
The film is a new spin on the stories of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, making them siblings and both of Black descent. Come Away presents them prior to their stories that are most familiar to us.
Here’s the description: In this imaginative origin story of two of the most beloved characters in literature – Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland – eight-year-old Alice (Keira Chansa), her mischievous brother Peter (Jordan A. Nash) and their brilliant older sibling David (Reece Yates) let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside. Encouraged by their parents Jack and Rose (David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie), the kids’ make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures come to an abrupt end when tragedy strikes. Peter, eager to prove himself a hero to his grief-stricken and financially-struggling parents, journeys with Alice to London, where they try to sell a treasured heirloom to the sinister pawnshop owner known as C.J. (David Gyasi). Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole while Peter permanently escapes reality by entering a magical realm as leader of the “Lost Boys.”
In the clip, Mbatha-Raw, who plays the adult Alice in Wonderland tells her children the story of her family.
You can watch the clip below:
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