Having settled down with his second wife and now father to a couple of kids himself Russel Brand has seemingly weaned himself off posing as a 16th century pirate and making lewd phone calls to elderly actors about their grandaughter. His latest role is as Tristan in his latest film and we get a glimpse of him in the Four Kids and It trailer. Fans of the immensely popular Jacqueline Wilson will be excited to know that this is an adaptation of her book and as well as starring Russell Brand the film also features Matthew Goode, Paula Patton and the voice of Sir Michael Caine who has been busy on the update of Oliver Twist with Rita Ora
New couple Alice (Patton) and David (Goode) take their less than enthusiastic children on a family holiday to a Cornish cottage to meet each other for the first time. The holiday takes an unexpected turn when, on the local beach, the kids discover a magical and very grumpy Psammead (Caine), a creature with the power to grant magical wishes. Unfortunately, they also run into local aristocratic oddball Tristan (Brand), who wants to capture the Psammead for his own gain. The ensuing adventure brings the new siblings together and helps them to accept their parents’ newfound happiness.
Directed by Andy De Emmony, the Four Kids and It trailer tough brief gives a glimpse of what looks like a decent enough adaptation of Wilson’s popular book which had been made as a TV series in the early 90’s as Five Kids and It but presumably budget restraints or a lack of talented stage school kids has reduced it to four kids.
The film is released in both the UK and also the US on April 10th 2020
Here’s the Four Kids and It trailer…….