Disney+ announces Black Beauty

Disney+ has announced a contemporary movie adaptation of Black Beauty, based on Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel.

It will star Kate Winslet (The Reader) as the voice of “Black Beauty” with Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) as Jo Green; Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) as John Manly; and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) as Mrs. Winthorp.

This will be produced by produced by Constantin Film and JB Pictures, directed and written by Ashley Avis (Adolescence).

A date is yet to be announced.

Black Beauty is a wild mustang born free in the American west. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two slowly develop a bond that is built on love, respect and mutual healing.

JB Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt (“Polar,” “Monster Hunter”) and Robert Kulzer (“Polar”) from Constantin Film are producers and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward Winters and Jon Brown are executive producers. Dylan Tarason is a co-producer, and Moonlighting Films president Genevieve Hofmeyr (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) is the South African producer.

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