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Felicity Jones, Patrick Stewart Join ‘Dragon Rider’ Voice Cast

Constantin Film will produce, with Timeless Films handling worldwide sales.

Felicity Jones, Patrick Stewart and Freddie Highmore have joined the voice cast of ‘Dragon Rider,’ due for release in fall 2019 from Constantin Film and Timeless Films.

CANNES -- Timeless Films and Constantin Film  announced that Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Felicity Jones (Rogue One, The Theory of Everything), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Maze Runner, Love Actually), Primetime Emmy Award Nominee Patrick Stewart (Logan, Star Trek) and Golden Globe Award Nominee Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, The Good Doctor) will join Tomer Eshed’s Dragon Rider alongside Meera Syal (Doctor Strange), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Absolutely Anything) and Nonso Anozie (Cinderella). 

Based on Cornelia Funke’s bestselling novel of the same name, the animated family adventure will be produced by Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Oliver Berben together with the co-producers Cyborn and RiseFX along with the team of Lumatic. Timeless Films is handling worldwide sales.

Written by Johnny Smith (Gnomeo & Juliet), Dragon Rider trails an unlikely trio of heroes -- young silver dragon Firedrake (Brodie-Sangster), Sorrel (Jones) the mountain brownie and a boy called Ben (Highmore) -- as they embark on an epic adventure and battle against a vicious, dragon-killing machine called Nettlebrand (Stewart) to find the Rim of Heaven. 

Timeless Films has already sealed a raft of deals worldwide on Dragon Rider and is continuing sales heading into Cannes. The film is due to be delivered fall 2019.

Timeless Films most recently distributed Monster Family and Rock Dog from Academy Award-winning writer/director Ash Brannon. Previous titles have included Dennis Gansel’s Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, which Warner Brothers released in Germany over the Easter weekend. 

Source: Timeless Films, Constantin Film

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