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Fox Animation Securing Rights to Daisy Ridley Documentary

Animated version of Sundance documentary ‘The Eagle Huntress’ to be overseen by Fox Animation President Vanessa Morrison alongside producers Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang.

Twentieth Century Fox Animation is in negotiations for rights to make an animated version of Sundance documentary The Eagle Huntress, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

Directed by Otto Bell, and executive produced by Morgan Spurlock and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley, the live-action documentary centers on Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl striving to become the first female Eagle Hunter in the sport’s 2,000-year history.

Sony Classics bought the North American, Latin American, Australian and Asian rights to the live-action version of the film following its premiere at Sundance on January 24.

Fox Animation President Vanessa Morrison will oversee the project for the studio. Producers are Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang. Ridley, Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Marc H. Simon, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully, Barbara Dobkin and Susan Maclaury are executive producers, in association with Artemis Rising Foundation, Impact Partners, Shine Global and Warrior Poets.

Fox Animation's most recent release was last year's The Peanuts Movie, produced by Blue Sky Studios. Next up is the fifth installment of the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Collision Course, which lands in theaters on July 22.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.