ARC Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to “Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism,” a family film based on the bestselling book series by Georgia Byng. The first of the six-book series has been adapted to the screen by director Christopher N. Rowley (“Bonneville”) and stars British child actor Raffey Cassidy (“Tomorrowland,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”) as the titular character, Molly Moon. The film premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival.
The official synopsis reads: “‘Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism’ tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, who comes across a book, ‘Hypnotism, An Ancient Art.’ Learning its lessons, she hypnotizes her way to stardom in London and becomes rich and famous. But little does she know that an unscrupulous man wants her book. He tracks her to London, kidnaps her dog, Petula, and blackmails Molly. In order to get her dog back, she must rob Shorings Bank of all its jewels and find the friends she has lost from her hypnotic journey.”
“We’re excited to bring this entertaining and magical family film to audiences of all ages,” said ARC Entertainment’s Head of Acquisition Scott Moesta. “The acclaimed ‘Molly Moon’ books have legions of fans and it’s wonderful to bring to life this story from the written word to the big screen.“
ARC Entertainment will release “Molly Moon” on VOD and in select theaters on August 14.