Have you ever wondered what ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Peter Pan’ would be like if their fairy tales were merged?
If you have, you’re a lot like writer Marissa Kate Goodhill who – thanks to the new film ‘Come Away’ – was able to bring that concept to life. Taking viewers into the land before both books-turned-Disney classics existed, the “origin story’s” plot also sees the stories’ titular characters revamped as siblings of African descent.
Starring David Oyelowo, Angelina Jolie, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the Brenda Chapman-directed flick will and in theaters and VOD November 13.
Before its arrival, look inside to see the official trailer:
In this imaginative origin story of two of the most beloved characters in literature – Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland – eight-year-old Alice (Keira Chansa), her mischievous brother Peter (Jordan A. Nash) and their brilliant older sibling David (Reece Yates) let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside. Encouraged by their parents Jack and Rose (David Oyelowo and Angelina Jolie), the kids’ make-believe tea parties, sword fights and pirate ship adventures come to an abrupt end when tragedy strikes. Peter, eager to prove himself a hero to his grief-stricken and financially-struggling parents, journeys with Alice to London, where they try to sell a treasured heirloom to the sinister pawnshop owner known as C.J. (David Gyasi). Returning home, Alice seeks temporary refuge in a wondrous rabbit hole while Peter permanently escapes reality by entering a magical realm as leader of the “Lost Boys.”