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Trailer Watch: Growing Up Isn’t the Problem in ‘The Little Prince’

Trailer Watch: Growing Up Isn't the Problem in 'The Little Prince'

With 140 million copies sold worldwide, “The Little Prince” poses a difficult adaptation challenge for any filmmaker, given how much the slim novella has touched the lives of readers all over the globe. 

Perhaps that’s why the new English-language film version of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children classic, which will debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, won’t be a strict translation, but a loose conversion that focuses less on The Little Prince himself and more on how his story influences one of his readers. 

The film centers on The Little Girl (voiced by Mackenzie Foy), an overworked student who’s being groomed for academic perfection by her sweet but exacting mother (Rachel McAdams). The Little Girl is then introduced to the adventures of The Little Prince (Riley Osborne) by her eccentric neighbor, The Aviator (Jeff Bridges), who assures her that growing up isn’t the problem — forgetting how to be a child is.

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