ANGELINA JOLIE leads the cast of this delightful family fantasy
At the heart of COME AWAY lies a tantalising ‘What if?’ – a question which forms a unique and ingeniously conceived prequel to two of the world’s most beloved and enduring pieces of children’s literature. What if, the film asks, Lewis Carroll’s Alice and J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan were brother and sister?
COME AWAY premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January and launches in the US on November 12th. Directed by Brenda Chapman (Pixar’s Brave), this magical tale follows siblings Alice and Peter who transform into Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland in a bid to help their parents overcome the tragedy of losing their eldest son.
Audience favourite Angelina Jolie stars alongside David Oyelowo (Les Misérables), Michael Caine, Derek Jacobi, Anna Chancellor (TVs Pennyworth) and newcomers Keira Chansa and Jordan Nash.
While Oyelowo and Jolie had never been in a movie together, they are friends, whose children regularly have playdates. David felt Angelina would be ideal for the role of Rose, even though it’s not the kind of role audiences would expect of her, it allows the opportunity for her to be seen as a parent.
Director Chapman agrees that Angelina brought real authenticity to the part. “She was determined to feel like a Victorian mother as opposed to a modern mother, with a reserved quality but also with such a warmth coming from her for those children. She did a beautiful job. She was also very excited, as was David, about the Littleton’s being an interracial family, because they both have interracial children. It had an appeal to them to put something like that on screen.”
Come Away is a timeless tale that is sure to enchant all ages.
COME AWAY launches in Australia
Exclusively on Home Entertainment*
Wednesday 23rd December 2020
*Apple TV, iTunes,Foxtel Store, Fetch, Google Play, Telstra TV Box Office, Playstation Video, YouTube Movies,JB Hi Fi, Sanity, Big W, Amazon
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