Now that the momentary panic regarding the rumored shuttering of Studio Ghibli has been averted, we can get back to the task at hand of focusing on their movies. The studio’s latest to cross the ocean is “The Tale of Princess Kaguya,” and a beautiful U.S. trailer for the film has debuted.
Directed by Isao Takahata, the American version of the movie features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden, with the picture based on the classic Japanese folk story, “The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter.” Here’s the official synopsis: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately she must face her fate, punishment for her crime.
“The Tale Of Princess Kaguya” will open on October 17th. Watch below. [Slashfilm]