The casting and production of the English version of the film were managed by GKIDS in close collaboration with Studio Ghibli, led by Hayao Miyazaki. Scheduled for a North American release on December 8th, the movie will be available in the original Japanese version and in English. For the occasion, GKIDS has come up with a new poster.
Poster for the American release:
The English cast for THE BOY AND THE HERON:
- Christian Bale as Shoichi Maki
- Dave Bautista as The Parakeet King
- Gemma Chan as Natsuko
- Willem Dafoe as Noble Pelican
- Karen Fukuhara as Lady Himi
- Mark Hamill as Grand Uncle
- Robert Pattinson as Gray Heron
- Florence Pugh as Kiriki
- Luca Padovan as Mahito Maki
- Mamadou Athie, Tony Revolori, Dan Stevens as The Parakeets
Ghibli Studio presents the film in this way:
A young boy named Mahito
yearning for his mother
ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead.
There, death comes to an end,
and life finds a new beginning.
A semi-autobiographical fantasy
about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship,
from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.
Source: GKIDS website
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© 2015-2023 GKIDS, INC.
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