Carnaby & Big Tree bring Bill Nighy, Greg Wise & Anna Friel to HEIDI

Stars confirmed to date include Bill Nighy (LOVE ACTUALLY, HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, UNDERWORLD), Greg Wise (CRANFORD, JOHNNY ENGLISH, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY) and Anna Friel (PUSHING DAISIES, LIMITLESS, LAND OF THE LOST), in a modern reworking of the international classic. Moreover Anna Friel’s daughter Gracie Ellen Mary Thewlis – nine in July – will make her acting debut in the film.

Heidi is a free-spirited and rather curious twelve year-old girl who lives an idyllic life with her Grandpa in his remote mountain cabin. When the townsmen declare him an unsuitable guardian, Heidi is sent to the city to live as a companion to Clara, the daughter of a wealthy professor. They become instant friends, but their fun is spoiled by a cruel governess who Heidi discovers is slowly poisoning Clara in an evil plot to marry the professor. The girls manage to escape and seek refuge with Grandpa. Hiding in a mysterious and ancient grotto called the Magic Pool, and with the governess hunting the girls down, Heidi promises Clara they are safe – but fate has other plans…
HEIDI AND THE MAGIC POOL will be directed by John Henderson (BENIDORM, THE BORROWERS, SPY, TALES OF THE RIVERBANK, LOCH NESS). The screenplay is by Paul Watson (IVCA Gold Award winner, ASSAULTED NUTS, PUSS IN BOOTS). The producer is Simon Wright (THE LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS, LUCKY JIM) who comments: “I’m delighted to introduce this really fresh and fun take on HEIDI to a whole new generation of family film goers.”

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