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Wendy and her brothers come from a warm working family. Raised amongst dinner plates and diner patrons, the children have an itch for the adventurous and slightly mischievous. After long nights watching trains rattle by their bedroom window, the kids are whisked away by a mysterious boy named Peter. A long journey taken on faith lands them on Peter’s island. There they discover a wild new world, one without grown-ups and suspended in time. Reveling in their youthfulness and sprawling freedom satisfies the kids at first, but nostalgia for their lives left behind seeps in. When threats to their eternal childhood develop, Wendy is tasked with saving herself, her brothers, and the other island children with the most powerful tool she has: love for her family.

This adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is a reimagining of the classic tale in a scrappy, breathtaking new setting. Benh Zeitlin returns to directing for the first time since Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY Premieres


RUN TIME 112 min

COMPANY Fox Searchlight

WEBSITE http://www.foxsearchlight.com/

EMAIL natalie.beitashour@fox.com

PHONE (310) 369-8549



Artist Bio

Benh Zeitlin

Benh Zeitlin is a writer, director, and composer based in New Orleans. His films include the four-time Academy Award–nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, Wendy, and Glory at Sea. He composes music for his own films and others, including Mediterranea and Brimstone & Glory, which he also produced. He works to help emerging filmmakers attempt "impossible" projects through the Court 13 Arts collective, producing films including Burning Cane, Give Me Liberty, and No Kings.