Bryce Dallas Howard popped by the Disney D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim, California, yesterday to talk about Pete’s Dragon and give fans a sneak peek. She describes her character, Grace, as a realistic and practical forest ranger.
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Pete’s Dragon is a live-action reimagined tale of the 1977 movie, and stars Howard and Robert Redford, along with Wes Bentley and Karl Urban as brothers. Bentley’s character Jack owns the local mill. It is the story of a boy named Pete who runs away and befriends a magical, unseen to all dragon named Elliot.
The teaser that was presented was very brief. We see Howard’s Grace and Redford’s Mr. Meacham, her father, talking about the little boy in the woods, surprised that he could have survived in the forest for so long, but Grace knows he wasn’t alone out there. And there’s a drawing that Pete made of his dragon. We also see a hand in brown fur.
Pete’s Dragon opens August 12th, 2016.
Disney D23 press release:
Bryce Dallas Howard joined Bailey on stage to talk about her starring role in “Pete’s Dragon,” a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film. The heartwarming adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon, “Pete’s Dragon” is directed by David Lowery, produced by Jim Whitaker, and executive-produced by Barrie Osborne, and also stars Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford. “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
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