Chloë Grace Moretz Voicing The Tale of Princess Kaguya

James Caan & more set for Studio Ghibli's latest

Chloë Grace Moretz Voicing The Tale of Princess Kaguya

by James White |
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Studio Ghibli has long attracted big names to dubs its films in English. Though the company’s latest arrives in the wake of founder Hayao Miyazaki's reitrement, The Tale Of Princess Kaguya is keeping the tradition going, hiring Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, James Marsden and John Cho for the international version.

**Princess Kaguya **is based on Japan’s oldest recorded narrative, The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter. In the yarn, a man finds a tiny girl inside the stalk of a bamboo. Deciding with his wife to raise her as their own, they see her become a beautiful young woman who attracts the interest of lots of suitors. But she hides a secret that might affect her life...

Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata took on directorial duties for this one, and it’ll be interesting to see the tone brought by the man who made Grave Of The Fireflies.

The film was released in Japan on November 13 and played to great acclaim at Cannes. It’ll hit American screens on October 17, but there’s no sign of a UK date yet.

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