The latest film from industry veteran Hayao Miyazaki The Boy and the Heron (How Do You Live?) will premiere in American theaters on December 8.
The anime film was recently picked up by distributor GKIDS who regularly picks up Ghibli movies for home release. GKIDS also does a yearly Ghibli Fest where past films such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Whispers of the Heart briefly reappear in theaters.
GKIDS also announced the English dub cast which includes huge names. You can see the list below:
SHOICHI MAKI: Christian Bale
THE PARAKEET KING: Dave Bautista
NATSUKO: Gemma Chan
NOBLE PELICAN: Willem Dafoe
LADY HIMI: Karen Fukuhara
GRANDUNCLE: Mark Hamill
GRAY HERON: Robert Pattinson
KIRIKO: Florence Pugh
MAHITO MAKI: Luca Padovan
THE PARAKEETS: Mamoudou Athie, Tony Revolori, Dan Stevens
You can check out the teaser trailer from GKIDS below:
Miyazaki recently canceled his retirement plans (again). Meaning The Boy and the Heron is no longer expected to be the famed director’s final film.