Paul Webster – producer – Pan 3D
As a Special Event at the 13th edition of Alice nella Città lands Joe Wright’s new film PAN.
To present it and introduce it to the Rome Film Fest’s audience Oscar nominated and BAFTA-and Golden Globe Award-winning producer Paul Webster ( The English Patient, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) .
PAN is the story of how Peter, a 12 year old rebellious boy, ends up living in Neverland and becomes the legend we all know read and dreamed about. PAN tries to answer the questions we all had about Peter Pan, what are his origins? when did the story really begin?
PAN: From director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) comes Pan, a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie. Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland.
There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.
Wright directed Pan from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Oscar nominee Paul Webster (Atonement) produced the film, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer. The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis) as James Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily; newcomer Levi Miller as Peter; and Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables) as Mary. Rounding out the cast are Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator) as Smee; Taejoo Na (The Kick) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (Son of God, Atonement) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s In the Name of the Children) as Nibs; and Jack Charles (Mystery Road) as The Chief.