Evan Rachel Wood Cast in Disney’s Strange Magic

November 12, 2014

True Blood’s Evan Rachel Wood Lends Her Voice to Disney:

Evan Rachel Wood as Queen Sophie-AnneDisney has recently announced it would be producing a new animated movie based loosely on William Shakespeare’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream. The movie is called Strange Magic and True Blood’s Evan Rachel Wood has been cast as one of the voice actors. Truebies will remember Evan in the role of Sophie-Anne LeClerq, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. She appeared in Seasons 2 through to 4 of HBO’s vampire series.  As yet there is no news on the role Evan will be playing, but here is the cast list for Strange Magic as announced so far:

  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph
  • Sam Palladio
  • Alfred Molina
  • Elijah Kelley
  • Bob Einstein
  • Peter Stormare
  • Meredith Anne Bull

And here’s the synopsis:

Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

Gary Rydstrom will direct Strange Magic. The screen play is written by David Berenbaum, Irene Mecchi and Gary Rydstrom from an idea originally penned by George Lucas (of Star Wars fame). Marius de Vries is listed as musical director and composer and it has been revealed that Strange Love will feature modern day pop songs.

Evan Rachel Wood is not the first True Blood star to lend her voice to a Disney production. Anna Camp recently took on the role of Princess Ivy in the Disney Junior movie entitled Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy.

Let us know if you will be checking this out when it hits our screens in January 2015 by commenting below!

Source: Hero Complex – ‘Strange Magic’: Lucasfilm musical based on ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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Video: Nelsan Ellis Talks Secretariat

October 1, 2010

True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Discusses Diane Lane and Working As A Wrangler

Nelsan Ellis as Eddie Sweat in Disney's Secretariat.Nelsan Ellis, True Blood’s Lafayette, recently sat down with TrailerAddict.com to talk about his experience on the set of his new film Disney’s Secretariat.

In the film, based on the true story of the journey of Secretariat the 1973 Triple Crown winner, Ellis plays Eddie Sweat, the groom.

Ellis joked in the interview the first month of shooting he was a wrangler not an actor. In many of the scenes, Ellis had to control the horse and admitted he ended up paying more attention to the horse’s cues than his own.

When discussing Diane Lane, who plays the main character Penny Lane, Ellis revealed he had never felt so safe with another actor. He said Lane was a breath of fresh air, who took care of the other actors and was remarkable at what she does.

You can catch Disney’s Secretariat when it hits theaters October 8th.

Watch the entire interview below:

Source: VodPod.com — Secretariat: Interview – Nelsan Ellis

(Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures)

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