Evan Peters from American Horror Story has been announced as one of the new cast members for Disney’s Wish.
Evan Peters has joined the cast of Disney’s ‘WISH’. 🌟
Releasing in theaters on November 22. pic.twitter.com/PHLwwcgBCv
— The Hollywood Handle (@HollywoodHandle) September 27, 2023
An initial trailer for the animated film has revealed an impressive voice cast lineup that includes Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, Star Trek’s Chris Pine, and Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk.
Penned by Jennifer Lee of Frozen fame and Allison Moore of Manhunt, Wish tells the story of Asha, a 17-year-old, as she embarks on a journey to reveal the hidden darkness within her kingdom, a secret held by its ruler, King Magnifico, voiced by Chris Pine.
As Asha makes a wish for assistance, an actual falling star might turn out to be the key element required to rescue her kingdom from the clutches of evil.
Peters will provide his voice for the endearing strongman character Simon, joining other newcomers such as Angelique Cabral from Big Sky, who will voice Queen Amaya, Magnifico’s wife, and Natasha Rothwell from Insecure, who will voice Asha’s mother, Sakina.
Completing the ensemble for Wish, you’ll find Victor Garber from The Flash in the role of Asha’s grandfather Sabino, Harvey Guillén from What We Do in the Shadows as the village cynic Gabo, Jennifer Kumiyama from Awkward playing Asha’s best friend Dahlia, and Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef portraying the allergy-prone Safi.
The upcoming musical film will showcase an entirely fresh musical score composed by David Metzger, known for his work on Moana and Frozen. The movie will be co-directed by Chris Buck, a frequent Disney collaborator who directed Frozen, and Fawn Veerasunthorn, known for her work on Raya and the Last Dragon.
Disney is placing significant expectations on the success of Wish, as co-writer and Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Jennifer Lee, has announced an extensive theatrical release for the film.
Here is the updated summary for Wish: “Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wish is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force — a little ball of boundless energy called Star.
“Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe — the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico — to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.”
Wish is scheduled to be theatrically released on November 22.
Source: Digital Spy