Telling the familiar tale of the Nativity from a new perspective, Sony’s new Christmas family movie The Star is packed with celebs, and hits cinemas next weekend.
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In Sony Pictures’s latest movie, The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo (The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun) yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams.
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On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (Aidy Bryant), a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (Keegan-Michael Key), a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wise-cracking camels (voiced by Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Tracy Morgan) and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.
The cast of The Star also includes Kristin Chenoweth, Gina Rodriguez, Kris Kristofferson, Zachary Levi, Ving Rhames, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Clarkson, Patricia Heaton, and Christopher Plummer as King Herod.
The Star is out in cinemas on November 24th, and you can watch the trailer here:
The main theme song to the movie is sung by Mariah Carey, who also voices Rebecca the feisty hen. Featuring a cameo by her six-year-old twins, Morocco and Monroe (known as Roc and Roe), the video was released this week:
The movie itself is seen as a playful retelling which keeps any irreverence to a minimum. Telling the tale of Jesus’ birth from the perspective of the animals is new, bound to appeal to kids, and has a simple charm to it.
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