Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet is heading to the big screen as an animated feature, and now Salma Hayek’s passion project (she’s onboard as producer) has landed an all-star cast that includes John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, Liam Neeson and Quvenzhané Wallis, along with Hayek.
The special thing about this project is that it’ll be there are a number of directors on board. Each director will adapt each of the 89-year old classic’s chapters. Roger Allers (The Lion King) is responsible for connecting all of the narrative.
Some of the directors onboard are Marjane Satrapi (Oscarnominated for Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar winner for short “Ryan”), Tomm Moore (Oscar nominated for The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Berlin Film Festival winner for Sita Sings the Blues), Mohammed Saeed Harib (creator of hit series “Freej”), Michal Socha, Francesco Testa, Joan Gratz (Oscar winner for Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase) and Bill Plympton (Oscar-nominated for Guard Dog and Your Face).
Besides Hayek, Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. Doha Film Insititute (DFI) are also co-financing along with Participant Media, MyGroup Lebanon, FFA Private Bank, JRW Entertainment and Code Red Productions.
The Prophet is one of the biggest sellers in history, and has been published in over 40 languages since it was first published by Alfred Knopf in 1923.