EXCLUSIVE: Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhané Wallis have all joined the voice cast of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated feature film written and directed by Roger Allers, whose animation credits include directing Disney’s The Lion King and Open Season and whose writing and storyboard work encompasses such films as Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast, and The Little Mermaid. The film is being produced by Hayek, Clark Peterson, and Ron Senkowski. Allers’ script was inspired by The Prophet, the iconic book that is one of the biggest sellers in history, north of 100 million copies in over 40 languages since it was first published by Alfred Knopf in 1923. Allers is directing the narrative story, while individual chapters based on Gibran’s poems are being helmed by animation directors from around the world, including Tomm Moore (The Secret Of Kells), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending A Staircase), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog And Your Face), Nina Paley (Sita Sings The Blues), Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat), Paul and Gaetan Brizzi (Fantasia 2000), Michal Socha (Chick) and Mohammed Harib (Freej). The Prophet is on track for completion in spring of 2014.
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Leading reality production company A. Smith & Co. Productions has added veteran unscripted producers Jay Bienstock and Eugene Young as co-managing directors. The two will join the A.Smith’s senior leadership team alongside CEO Arthur Smith, President Kent Weed, and COO Frank Sinton. Bienstock and Young have spent the last three years running Bienstock Young Media, producing more than a dozen pilot and series, including Animal Intervention on Nat Geo Wild, Big Food for CMT, and Times Up at MTV. Last year, they teamed with Jay and Phil McGraw. That partnership, which yielded several pilots in contention at A&E, has been dissolved. A. Smith & Co Productions will absorb part of the Bienstock-Young production slate. In their new roles at A. Smith & Co, Bienstock and Young are charged with expanding the company’s production slate, which currently includes Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, American Ninja Warrior, Full Throttle Saloon (truTV) and the upcoming Joe Rogan Questions Everything (Syfy).
King, developer of the popular puzzle game, is in talks with several banks about going public, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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