I had never heard of the American Girl dolls, so the movie based on them — Kit Kittredge: An American Girl — was not really on my radar.
Then when a rep (who’s not in movie promo) came into town recently to take me out to lunch, she brought along her 10-year-old daughter so they could stop at the American Girl store (which I didn’t know existed). That’s when I remembered hearing something about an American Girl movie starring Abigail Breslin.
Unfortunately, I didn’t know much more than that, so I thought I’d keep my eye out on the film from now on. Turns out, a trailer is already out, which you can watch here below.
Looks like movie tickets are available now for a special 10-day exclusive theatrical run of Kit Kittredge: An American Girl in select cities — Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta — which begins on June 20, 2008. The purchase of each premium ticket ($20) comes with a limited edition t-shirt; additionally, those who purchase a ticket with an American Express Card will also receive a full-color collector’s edition program.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl gets a wide release in theaters starting July 2, 2008.
In the first feature film based on the hugely popular American Girl(R) book series, Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) stars as a resourceful young girl whose bravery, compassion and determination help her solve a mystery that saves her family’s home during the Great Depression. “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” is directed by Patricia Rozema (“Mansfield Park”) from a screenplay by Ann Peacock (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”). The film’s all-star ensemble cast includes two-time Oscar nominee Joan Cusack (“In & Out,” “Working Girl”), Glenne Headly (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”), Tony Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Jane Krakowski (“Ally McBeal”), Golden Globe nominee Chris O’Donnell (“Batman & Robin”), Julia Ormond (“Legends of the Fall”), Wallace Shawn (“The Princess Bride”) and two-time Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci (“The Devil Wears Prada”).
“Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” is produced by HBO Films, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (“Felicity: An American Girl Adventure,” “Maid in Manhattan”), American Girl president Ellen L. Brothers, Lisa Gillan (“Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front,” “Felicity: An American Girl Adventure”) and Julie Goldstein (“Longford,” “Grey Gardens”. Executive producers are Julia Roberts (“Felicity: An American Girl Adventure,” “Stepmom”) and Marisa Yeres (“Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front,” “Felicity: An American Girl Adventure”). Terry Gould (“The Interrogation of Michael Crowe”) and Jodi Goldberg serve as co-producers.
American Girl, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT) (http://www.mattel.com/), the world’s leading toy company. Since American Girl’s inception in 1986, the company has devoted its entire business to celebrating the potential of girls ages 3 to 12. American Girl encourages girls to dream, to grow, to aspire, to create, and to imagine through a wide range of engaging and insightful books, age-appropriate and educational products, and unforgettable experiences. In meeting its mission with a vigilant eye toward quality and service, American Girl has earned the loyal following of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators.
American Girl dolls, books and related products are sold exclusively through the company’s consumer catalogue, online at http://www.americangirl.com/, and at American Girl proprietary retail stores in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Atlanta. To learn more about American Girl or to request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005 or visit http://www.americangirl.com/.