Kells, “Song” Studio Plans “Breadwinner”

Cartoon Saloon, the animation studio behind Oscar nominees “The Secret of Kells” and “Song of the Sea,” are teaming with U.S. distributor GKIDS for their third feature “The Breadwinner”.

The hand-drawn 2D film follows a young Afghan girl who cuts her hair and dresses up as a boy in order to support her family after the Taliban imprison her father.

While GKIDS will distribute the film, like they did the other two, they will also produce and finance the film which began production last month. Angelina Jolie Pitt, Eric Beckman and David Jesteadt will executive produce with a Fall 2017 release planned.

Source: Variety