Starring: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis and Eliza Hope Bennett
Director: Iain Softley
Writers: Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the Book by Cornelia Funke
Producers: Iain Softley, Diana Pokorny, Cornelia Funke
Executive Producers: Toby Emmerich, Mark Ordesky, Ileen Maisel, Andy Licht
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis, Sienna Guillory, Eliza Hope Bennett, Rafi Gavron
(L-R) HELEN MIRREN as Elinor, BRENDAN FRASER as Mo, RAFI GAVRON as Farid, ELIZA BENNETT as Meggie, and PAUL BETTANY as Dustfinger in New Line Cinema's fantasy adventure "Inkheart," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Murray Close
Fantasy Adventure. Mortimer "Mo" Folchart and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie, share an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into its pages.
On one of their trips to a secondhand book shop, Mo locates a book he's been searching for since Meggie was three years old, when her mother, Resa, vanished into its mystical world.
But Mo's plan to use the book to find and rescue Resa is thwarted when Capricorn, the evil villain of Inkheart, kidnaps Meggie and, discovering she has inherited her father's gift, demands that she bring to life his most powerful ally, the Shadow. Determined to rescue his daughter and send the fictional characters back where they belong, Mo assembles a small group of friends and family--some from the real world, some from the pages of books--and embarks on a daring and perilous journey to set things right.
This film has been rated PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language.
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Photo left: Fenoglio (JIM BROADBENT, middle) finds his original manuscript for Inkheart as Mo (BRENDAN FRASER, left) and Dustfinger (PAUL BETTANY, right) anxiously grab at the pages in New Line Cinema's fantasy adventure "Inkheart," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Murray Close
Based on the book by Cornelia Funke, Inkheart is a timeless adventure tale of imagination that centers on Meggie, a young girl whose father has a secret ability to bring characters from books to life when he reads them aloud.
But when a power-hungry villain from a rare children’s fable kidnaps Meggie’s father to bring others out of the boundaries of fiction, she and a disparate group of friends both real and magic embark on the kind of adventure she has only read about in books to save him and set things right.
Inkheart stars Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Crash), Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code), Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Eliza Hope Bennett (Nanny McPhee) as Meggie.
It is directed by Iain Softley (The Skeleton Key) from a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire and had a March 19, 2008 release.
(left to right) Jim Broadbent stars as “Fenoglio” and Paul Bettany stars as “Dustfinger” in New Line Cinema’s release, INKHEART. Photo Credit: Murray Close/New Line Cinema