Jacob Tremblay (Room) has been tapped to lead the voice cast of the upcoming animated sci-fi update of Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 classic The Kid.
According to Deadline, The Kid: An Animated Adventure will take place in a futuristic New York that has been flooded and split into two districts. Tremblay will voice a young boy who runs away from his boring life in the overprotected Uptown to seek adventure in the more treacherous streets of Downtown. There he encounters Chaplin, a robot with a human soul. The two set out to uncover Chaplin’s past while being pursued by authorities, his mother and other colorful characters.
Christian Volckman will direct and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Captive State) is set to executive produce. The duo co-wrote the script along with author and journalist Boris Starling.
The project will mark the first animated venture for FilmNation.
Jacob Tremblay previously starred alongside Brie Larson in Room (for which she won her first Best Lead Actress Oscar) as well as the family dramedy Wonder. Tremblay can next be seen in the Seth Rogen-produced R-rated comedy Good Boys, which hits theaters August 16, 2019.
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