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Nicole Kidman & Javier Bardem in Apple & Skydance Feature


Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos, Roar) and Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos, Dune) have joined the cast of the animated musical feature Spellbound from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation.

Kidman will be voicing the role of Ellsmere, the kind and just yet hyper-precise Queen of Lumbria, and Bardem will voice Solon, the boastful yet big-hearted King of Lumbria. Together, they are the parents of Princess Ellian (voice by Rachel Zegler), who they join on her daring quest to save her family and kingdom after a mysterious spell transforms them into monsters and threatens to cover Lumbria in darkness forever.

Spellbound is directed by Vicky Jenson (Shrek) and written by Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin and Linda Woolverton. This feature joins an expanding lineup of the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation projects, alongside upcoming titles such as the feature Luck and the animated series Wondla.

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