Apple’s iTunes service released a trailer for the English dub of Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata ‘s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya on Monday.
The film is slated for release in North America on October 17. Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, The 5th Wave) will star as the title character. The cast will also include James Caan , Mary Steenburgen , Darren Criss , Lucy Liu , Beau Bridges , James Marsden , Oliver Platt and Dean Cain .
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is based on the famous Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter), which centers on a princess named Kaguya who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. The film won the Animation Film Award at the 68th Mainichi Film Awards. The film was screened at Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight but did not receive any awards.
The film’s North American premiere was be held at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 8, and the film is also screening Texas’ Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas from September 18 to 25.
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