Following their successful team-up on the Oscar-nominated animated movie “Song of the Sea,” WestEnd Films and Cartoon Saloon are teaming up for the new project “The Breadwinner” which will be produced in association with Angelina Jolie Pitt.
Based on Deborah Ellis novel, the story centers on a young Afghan girl who cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family after the Taliban imprison her father. Ellis wrote the film’s screenplay with Anita Doron.
Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Laara Sadiq, Ali Badshah, Kawa Ada, Shaista Latif and Noorin Gulamgaus lend their voices to the film which Nora Twomey (“The Secret of Kells”) is directing. Anthony Leo, Tomm Moore, Paul Young Andrew Rosen and Stephan Roelants will produce and GKids will distribute the project which is targeting a late 2017 release.