Ghibli's From Up on Poppy Hill Previewed in English Trailer
From Up On Poppy Hill adapts a shōjo manga of the same name by Tetsurō Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi. The film follows Umi (The Spiderwick Chronicles' Sarah Bolger) and Shun (Star Trek's Anton Yelchin) in a budding romance as they come together to save their school's clubhouse. Hayao Miyazaki wrote the screenplay, and his son Goro directed.
The cast includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files, Princess Mononoke), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive), Ron Howard (Happy Days, American Graffiti), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Chris Noth (Sex in the City, The Good Wife), Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday), Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Bruce Dern (Silent Running, Coming Home), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), comedian Jeff Dunham, Charlie Saxton, Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan, The Hunger Games), and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band).
GKIDS will release the film in Los Angeles and New York on March 15, and it plans to expand the theatrical run into other cities before the home video release.
Image © 2011 Chizuru Takahashi, Tetsurō Sayama, GNDHDDT