Studio Ghibli and GKIDS have signed on the voice cast of their upcoming animated feature WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE. John C. Reilly, Kathy Bates, Hailee Steinfeld, Geena Davis, Vanessa Williams, Katherine O’Hara and Ellen Burstyn have joined the project.
Based on the British novel of the same name, the film follows a girl that arrives at a foster home to meet an unusual new friend named Marnie.
Studio Ghibli and GKIDS have previously teamed up on the Oscar nominated animated film The Tale Of Princess Kaguya, and the highly acclaimed The Secret World Of Arriety, which has gained popularity in North America.
Marnie was released in Japan last summer, and was acquired by GKIDS in January.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer