Broadbent Set For New “Heidi” Movie

Jim Broadbent is in discussions to join Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise in “Heidi and the Magic Pool,” a new family feature based on the venerable “Heidi” franchise.

The story follows 12-year-old Heidi when she’s taken from her grandfather to live in the city as a companion to Clara, a girl being poisoned by a governess with designs on Clara’s father. Clara and Heidi flee to a mysterious grotto called the Magic Pool.

The project has already been sold around much of the world and production is slated to begin in April.

Source: Deadline