We had previously assumed that this was going to be a subtitled only release, but it's now confirmed not to be the case. The English cast includes Susan Sarandon, JK Simmons, Paul Giamatti and Arrested Development's Tony Hale.
It sounds like a typically brilliant, slightly quirky and indie cast for a GKIDS release. They don't typically go for the big names, but instead go for actors of a high calibre. You can't really go wrong with JK Simmons, can you?
April and the Extraordinary World opens March 25th at the IFC Center NYC, and will expand to more markets throughout April and beyond. Check the updated list of screenings here.
According to the film's official site, Matinee showings will be in English, with all other screenings playing in the original French version. Check with you venue for details.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.
Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.