New Trailer for Salma Hayek-Produced KAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET

Salma Hayek-Produced Animated

The Salma Hayek-produced animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet will be released in North America by GKIDS, and today we have a stunning new U.S. trailer.

Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film was designed by various animation luminaries including Tomm Moore (Song Of The Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues) and animation icon Bill Plympton (Guide Dog). The big-screen adaptation of the beloved book was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet sees a young girl Almitra (voiced by Quvenzhané Wallis) befriend persecuted poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson). Hayek voiced the role of Almitra’s mother, Kamila. The film also features the vocal talents of John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and John Rhys-Davies and music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Yo-Yo Ma. It will open in New York and LA on August 7th 2015, before opening wider on August 21st.

Take a look at the all new trailer for The Prophet.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila (Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, (Wallis) out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home, but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion.