Opening on February 11th, is a new CGI animated film from Touchstone Pictures called Gnomeo and Juliet. The film is based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and features the music of Grammy Award winner Elton John. The film features the voice talents of James McAvoy (Wanted), Emily Blunt (Charlie Wilson's War), Jason Statham (The Expendables), and two-time Academy Award winners Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). We recently had a chance to speak with the director of the film Kelly Asbury (Shrek the Third), as well as actors James McAvoy, and Emily Blunt, and musical legend Elton John. They talked about the new movie, the music, the possible creepiness of gnomes and adapting Shakespeare's classic play. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
The greatest love story ever told starring ... garden gnomes? In the upcoming Gnomeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy, and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet. The two lovers have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi-namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?
Gnomeo and Juliet was released February 11th, 2011 and stars James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine, Matt Lucas, Jim Cummings, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham. The film is directed by Kelly Asbury.
Sources: Jami Philbrick