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Michael Caine and Bill Nighy join Four Kids and It


Story by Jack Foley

TWO-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine, BAFTA Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode have joined Four Kids and It.

Directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony, the film is based on the book Four Children and It by best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson.

13 Films is handling worldwide rights to the project outside of the UK and is actively selling the film in Cannes.

Four Kids and It is the fun, family action adventure story of four children who are horrified to learn that their beach holiday is in fact a bonding trip with their potential future step siblings.

During an argument, they accidently find a magical, sandy, grumpy creature called the Psammead who can grant them one wish a day – only to see the wish cancelled as soon as the sun sets.

The kids must learn to work together and choose their wishes wisely as an evil villain (Nighy) tries his best to steal the Psammead for himself.

The creature fx for the film are being provided by MILK – the company behind the Oscar winning visual effects in Ex_Machina.

Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films, commented: “We are all ready for a beautiful, classic, fun, family tale and this film ticks all the boxes. Jacqueline Wilson has created a wonderful, magical world that is now in the hands of exceptional filmmakers and cast that will bring the story to life to delight us all. I just can’t wait.”

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