Not all hero stories are fairy tales, or the ones we know. A new film coming to theaters in February tells us the inspiring story of a hero that we haven’t seen before. The film tells the true story of Bilal, (a boy abducted into slavery) who rose up and freed himself from slavery. Originally premiering internationally in 2015, the film has garnered recognition winning “The Best Inspiring Movie” at the Cannes Film Festival, “Best Innovative Movie” at the BroadCast Pro Middle East Award, officially selected at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival under “Best Feature Film” and nominated for “Best Animated Feature Film” at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Tthe new animated adventure film BILAL: A NEW BREED OF HERO, starring Ian McShane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and China Anne McClain, set for release in the U.S. on February 2, 2018.
“Bilal: A New Breed Of Hero” stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Suicide Squad,” “Thor: The Darkworld,” Lost) as the voice of adult Bilal; Ian McShane (American Gods, “John Wick: 2,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ,” Deadwood) as the voice of Umayya, Bilal’s evil master; Jacob Latimore (“Detroit,” “Collateral Beauty,” “The Maze Runner”) as the voice of teenage Bilal; China Anne McClain (“Descendants 2,” Descendants: Wicked World, A.N.T. Farm) as Bilal’s teenage sister Ghufaira; Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Bosch, Nashville) as Bilal’s mother, Hamama; and Michael Gross (“Tremors,” ER, The Young and the Restless, Family Ties) as Okba the cowardly slave trader.