The Magic Faraway Tree gets its cast…..

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Magic Faraway Tree gets its cast ....

Based on The Faraway Tree series of novels for children, The Magic Faraway Tree follows Polly and Tim Thompson and their children, Beth, Joe and Fran, who find themselves forced to relocate to the remote English countryside. Well now its to be a film and The Magic Faraway Tree gets its cast!

The children discover a magical tree and its extraordinary and eccentric occupants. inhabitants of the tree, capable of transporting visitors to fantastical far-off lands, will be played by Nicola Coughlan (BridgertonDerry Girls) cast as beloved woodland fairy Silky, Nonso Anozie (Sweet Tooth, Ted Lasso) as self-appointed group leader Moonface, Jessica Gunning (Baby ReindeerThe Outlaws) as Dame Washalot and Dustin Demri-Burns (Slow HorsesThe Great) as Saucepan Man. Rounding out the cast of the magical denizens of the woodlands will be the always fantastic Mark Heap (Friday Night DinnerThe School for Good and Evil) as Mr. Oom Boom Boom and Oliver Chris (Trying, My Lady Jane) as Mr. Watzisname.

The Magic Faraway Tree gets its cast that also includes British icons Sirs Lenny Henry, Michael Palin and Simon Russell Beale have also been announced and will play a trio of mystical wise men from the Land of Know-Alls. They join the previously announced Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield. Adapted by BAFTA Award-winner Simon Farnaby (Wonka, Paddington 2), the movie will be directed by Ben Gregor (BritanniaCuckooBlack OpsFatherhood). Production will commence later this month across the UK with a release planned for 2025

Enid Blyton’s books remain actively in print to this day and have been translated into over 35 languages, selling over 500 million copies worldwide and making her the most translated children’s author in the world. In the UK alone, over 3.5 million copies of her books are sold annually. The Faraway Tree series remains one of her most popular, having sold over 30 million copies to date and continuing to sell over half a million copies each year to new readers.

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