by: Sammy Mink
Robert Redford is in early talks to join the cast of PETE’S DRAGON. The remake of Disney’s original 1977 film follows a lonely orphaned boy named Pete who leaves his abusive foster family and arrives in a small fishing village in Maine where he is befriended by a dragon named Elliot. If he signs on, Redford would join recently cast Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence. Redford would play a local who tells stories about dragons, which no one believes. David Lowery is directing the project.
Redford had stepped back from acting to pursue the directing and producing side of things, but he has recently starred in drama/thriller The Company You Keep and played Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. His upcoming projects find Redford portraying real life characters like Bill Bryson in A Walk in the Woods and Dan Rather in Truth.
Redford is repped by WME.