First look: Russell Brand in ‘Four Kids And It’

Four Kids and It_Russell Brand_Screen AFM18 First Look_13 Films



Russell Brand family film Four Kids And It is attracting buyer interest at this year’s AFM for 13 Films.

Screen can reveal the first look image from the film, above.

Andy De Emmony (West Is West) directs the adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s novel, while Julie Baines and Anne Brogan produce. The shoot wrapped in Dublin recently.

Brand’s co-stars incluce Paula Patton, Michael Caine and Matthew Goode.

Simon Lewis has adapted Wilson’s novel for screen, with additional writing by Mark Oswin.

The story follows four children who are horrified to learn that their beach holiday is a bonding trip with potential future step siblings. An argument leads to the discovery of magical, sandy, grumpy creature IT, who can grant them one wish a day that will be cancelled when the sun sets.

Ashley Aufderheide, Teddie Malleson-Allen, Billy Jenkins and Ellie-Mae Siame will play the four children of the title.

Wilson’s 2012 novel Four Children And It is a retelling of E. Nesbit’s Five Children And It, published in 1902.

Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp of T&B Media Global, 13 Films’ Tannaz Anisi and Gregory R. Schenz and Geraldine East are exec producing. Jonathan Taylor and Paul Donovan are co-producers.

Ahriyavraromp is fully financing the feature, with 13 Films handling worldwide distribution rights. He has also come on board another 13 Films project, Goldfinch Studios’ Michael Morpurgo adaptation Waiting For Anya, as an executive producer and co-financier through T&B.