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Quvenzhané Wallis brings to life Almitra in 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet'




Trailer for 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet.'
Trailer for 'Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet.'
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A new illustrated film brings together some of the world's most amazing talents in acting, animation and music. The story revolves around a young girl named Almitra, played by Oscar-nominated Quvenzhane Wallis, her mother, voiced by Salma Hayek, and a mystical poet and painter named Mustafa, portrayed by Liam Neeson.

It's an animated interpretation of "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet," which is also the title of the film. And it comes out on August 7.

The original book is a mystical collection of essays penned 1923, taking on topics ranging from work and parenthood to love and death. In the film version, the passages were interpreted visually by animators like Bill Plympton and Tomm Moore and set to music by the likes of Yo Yo Ma and Damien Rice.

Alex Cohen recently had the chance to talk about the film with its director Roger Allers and its young star Quvenzhane Wallis.

To hear the entire conversation click on the full interview embedded above.