By Carey Purcell
18 Dec 2013
|Photo by Mark Davis/FOX|
The film will open in select North American theaters Feb. 21, 2014, prior to an expanded release Feb. 28.
"The Wind Rises" marks director Hayao Miyazaki's final film.
The English-language voice cast of "The Wind Rises" is directed by Gary Rydstrom, a seven-time Academy Award-winning sound designer ("Saving Private Ryan," "Titanic").
Also featured are Zach Callison ("Sofia the First," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"), Eva Bella ("Frozen," "Despicable Me 2"), Madeleine Rose Yen (War Horse, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Edie Mirman ("Epic," "Howl's Moving Castle" English-language version) and David Cowgill ("Madagascar").
Here's how the film is billed: "In 'The Wind Rises,' Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world."
The film is produced by Studio Ghibli and executive-produced by Frank Marshall.
Visit thewindrisesmovie.com for more information.