Keira Knightley to Lead Animated Voice Cast for WWII Drama 'Charlotte'

Keira Knightley to Lead Animated Voice Cast for WWII Drama 'Charlotte'


Film from director Eric Warin and Tahir Rana will make its world premiere at TIFF

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Keira Knightley has joined the voice cast of an upcoming animated drama film called “Charlotte” that will make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

She joins a voice cast that includes Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Henry Czerny, Eddie Marsan, Sophie Okonedo, Mark Strong and the late Helen McCrory.

Marion Cotillard has also been announced to lead the voice cast for the French version of the film, alongside Romain Duris.

Eric Warin and Tahir Rana are directing “Charlotte,” and Sierra/Affinity has come on board to handle global sales. Elevation will release the film in Canada, and MK2 Mile End is distributing the film in Quebec, The Searchers in Benelux, and Diaphana in France.

“Charlotte” is based on a true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish artist who comes of age on the eve of WWII and created a series of autobiographical paintings all while hiding from the Nazis. The real Salomon was captured in 1943 and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she was gassed to death shortly after her arrival.

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