Kahlil Gibran Collective
Glen Kalem      20 May 2014

Salma Hayek Talks Turning Philosophy Into Animation for The Prophet

A passionate Salma Hayek was at the Cannes Film Festival to present a work-in-progress screening of The Prophet, based on Kahlil Gibran’s philosophical novel.

Turning this 1923 best-seller into an animated feature was always going to be a challenge, but casting some of the best in the business gave her the confidence to meet such a feat.

This powerhouse list has Hayek producing along side  Clark PetersonJose Tamez and Ron Senkowski. Head director Roger Allers was chosen to lead the helm of A-list animators from across the globe, including the likes of Tomm Moore, Joan C. Gratz, Joann Sfar, Bill Plympton, Paul and Gaetan Brizzi, Michal Socha, Nina Paley and Mohammed Saeed Harib as each mastered a different thematic section of the animated film.

The cast of voices which also has Hayek playing a part is quite the roll call, featuring Liam NeesonJohn KrasinskiFrank Langella, Alfred Molina, and Quvenzhane Wallis.

No official release date has been set, but the social networks are already abuzz with anticipation.

Source: Hollywood Reporter