Film: The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

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The Spiderwich Estate as a Character; Visual Effects in the Movie

Cast Biographies and Notes

(Photo left) Mallory (SARAH BOLGER, center) and her brothers Jared and Simon (both FREDDIE HIGHMORE, left and right) move into their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick’s secluded old house in “The Spiderwick Chronicles.” Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies Present A Kennedy/Marshall And A Mark Canton Production A Mark Waters Film “The Spiderwick Chronicles” starring Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte with Joan Plowright and David Strathairn and the voices of Seth Rogen and Martin Short. The film is directed by Mark Waters from a screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick and David Berenbaum and John Sayles, based on the books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The film is produced by Mark Canton, Larry Franco, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Karey Kirkpatrick. The executive producers are Julia Pistor, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. This film has been rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

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Mallory (SARAH BOLGER, center) and her brothers Jared and Simon (both FREDDIE HIGHMORE, left and right) move into their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick’s secluded old house in “The Spiderwick Chronicles.”

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies Present A Kennedy/Marshall And A Mark Canton Production A Mark Waters Film “The Spiderwick Chronicles” starring Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte with Joan Plowright and David Strathairn and the voices of Seth Rogen and Martin Short.

The film is directed by Mark Waters from a screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick and David Berenbaum and John Sayles, based on the books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The film is produced by Mark Canton, Larry Franco, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Karey Kirkpatrick. The executive producers are Julia Pistor, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. This film has been rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements.

Executive Producers Julia Pistor
Tony DiTerlizzi Holly Black
Produced by Mark Canton Larry Franco
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein Karey Kirkpatrick
Based on the Books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick and David Berenbaum and John Sayles
Directed by Mark Waters

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, with Joan Plowright and David Strathairn and the voices of Seth Rogen and Martin Short

Movie Synopsis

From the beloved best-selling series of books comes "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a fantasy adventure for the child in all of us. Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick.
Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and the creatures that inhabit it.

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"The Spiderwick Chronicles" is a Paramount Pictures Release
Photo Credit: Takashi Seida
© 2007 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set): The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath

Author: Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi

It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: "We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen to anyone." Little could they imagine the remarkable adventure that awaited them as they followed Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace and a strange old book into a world filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and a fantastical menagerie of other creatures. The oddest part is in entering that world, they didn't leave this one!
Five captivating books! One thrilling adventure!
• Reading level: Ages 9-12
• Hardcover: 672 pages
• Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (September 21, 2004)
• Language: English

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