Darren Criss, Chloe Grace Moretz and More Will Tell "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya"
16 Jul 2014
Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz, who recently starred in The Library at the Public Theater, will voice the title role in "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya," Deadline.com reports.
The movie, which is based on the ancient Japanese folk story "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter," is the latest animated picture from Studio Ghibli, the company co-founded by Japan animator Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.
The story follows a small girl who is found inside a shining stalk of bamboo. Raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, she grows into a beautiful young woman who is pursued by five suitors but eventually has to face her secret fate.
The film is set for an Oct. 17 release date.
Studio Ghibli and Geoffrey Wexler are producing the English-language version of the movie. Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall is executive producer.
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