The stars and filmmakers arrived at the world premiere of PETE'S DRAGON held at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood Monday (August 8, 2016.) The new film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley and Karl Urban and is written and directed by David Lowery. The film has been drawing rave reviews from audiences and critics alike and currently enjoys an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In attendance at the premiere were Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bently, Director David Lowery and invited guests invluding Pete Wentz, Josh Gad, Tiffani Thiessen, Joey Fatone, Patton Oswalt, Lou Diamond Phillips and Joely Fisher among many others.
The story is a reimagining of Disney's cherished live-action/animated family film, "Pete's Dragon"from 1977 and is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a flying dragon.
About the film:
"Pete's Dragon" stars Bryce Dallas Howard ("Jurassic World"), Oakes Fegley ("This is Where I Leave You"), Wes Bentley ("The Hunger Games"), Karl Urban ("Star Trek"), Oona Laurence ("Southpaw"), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. ("Cedar Rapids") and Oscar® winner Robert Redford ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"). The film, which is directed by David Lowery ("Ain't Them Bodies Saints"), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker ("The Finest Hours," "Friday Night Lights"), with Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Great Gatsby") serving as executive producer.
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales… until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home, who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father, Jack (Wes Bentley), owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
Disney’s "Pete’s Dragon" opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.