Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek and John Krasinski Set for Khalil Gibran's 'The Prophet'

Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek and John Krasinski Set for Khalil Gibran's 'The Prophet'

Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhane Wallis are also added to the cast of Roger Allers' animated feature.

Roger Allers has got several big names in Hollywood attached to his next project. Deadline learns that Liam Neeson will join forces with Salma Hayek and John Krasinski in "The Prophet", the animated movie inspired by Khalil Gibran's famous book which was first published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Additionally, three other stars have already been on board to take part in the animation. Tony winner Frank Langella is added to the cast, along with Alfred Molina, known for starring as Dr. Otto Octavius in "Spider-Man 2", and Quvenzhane Wallis, Denzel Washington's co-star in upcoming musical "Annie".

Besides acting, Hayek will get involved in the production as a producer alongside Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. Participant Media and Doha Film Institute are to finance and executive produce the movie, which is penned by Allers.

Allers, who served behind the lens for Ashton Kutcher's "Open Season", will direct the narrative story. As for the individual chapters, they are to be helmed by Tomm Moore ("The Secret of Kells"), Joan Gratz ("Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase"), Bill Plympton ("Guard Dog and Your Face"), Nina Paley ("Sita Sings the Blues"), Joann Sfar ("The Rabbi's Cat"), Paul and Gaetan Brizzi ("Fantasia 2000"), Michal Socha ("Chick") and Mohammed Harib ("Freej").

"The Prophet" is eyeing a 2014 release in spring.


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    Feb 13, 2014

    To Gibran Khalil Gibran unmatched free soul.. That will do some justice to his spiritual vision and wisdom.. And maybe to his disturbed BEAUTIFUL ORIGIN COUNTRY, HIS BEAUTIFUL LEBANON....

    Aug 26, 2013

    For the first the time in Qatar, "Gibran Khalil Gibran" the theatre play "Rest upon the wind", following the big success in London's West End, Liverpool, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Amman, will be showing LIVE in Katara at the Drama Theatre on the 12th, 13th and 14th of September. A highly cultural philosophic show and unique experience of contemporary theatre not to be missed. Anglo Performance Theatre. Tickets on sale at virgin mega stores.

    Jul 17, 2013

    Ms Hayek will do justice to this literary masterpiece.

    Jun 23, 2013

    Now wouldn't that be something - and I agree - Liam Neeson is a great choice. The voice of the Prophet has to be special.

    Jun 22, 2013

    Liam Neeson is the perfect choice!

    Jun 21, 2013

    I would really like to be in this movie! This is all time favorite book.

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