“Rogue One” star Felicity Jones has signed up for the animated movie “Dragon Rider,” a family adventure which will be directed by Tomer Eshed.
Based on Cornelia Funke’s bestselling novel of the same name, the story follows Firedrake, a young silver dragon; Sorrel, a mountain spirit; and Ben, an orphaned boy. The unlikely band searches in the Himalayas for the Rim of Heaven, which can offer sanctuary for Firedrake’s kin, whose valley is made uninhabitable by a dam.
Patrick Stewart, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Freddie Highmore, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nonso Anozie co-stars in the film which is one of the biggest animation projects out of Europe in recent times.
Johnny Smith (“Gnomeo & Juliet”) wrote the movie which will launch in the fall of 2019.