Ashley Avis (“Deserted”) has been set to both pen and direct a modern adaptation of Anna Sewell’s iconic 1877 heroic equine novel “Black Beauty” for Bolt Pictures and Constantin Film.
The story follows Jo Green, a teenager who recently lost her parents, who is sent to live with her uncle at a horse and animal sanctuary on Long Island.
She eventually bonds with the wild Black Beauty, who was similarly taken away from her family when her mustang herd was captured in the West. Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt will produce.
Constantin’s Robert Kulzer and Jeremy Bolt. Martin Moszkowicz and Jon Brown are executive producers.