Trailer Bulletin: Charlotte's Web
Based on the classic story by E.B.White (which was turned into 1973 animated feature that my generation still manages to adore), "Charlotte's Web" is about a small pig, a sweet spider, a barnyard full of colorful critters, and (of course) a few bittersweet lessons about life.
The live-action version comes fully packed with big-name performers. Dakota Fanning will play an actual little girl, but everyone else (Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi, Thomas Haden Church, Kathy Bates, etc.) will be providing animal voices. (Picture "Babe" mixed with an Oscar party.)
The director is Gary Winick ("13 Going on 30," "Tadpole"), the screenwriters are Susannah Grant ("Erin Brockovich") and Karey Kirkpatrick ("Chicken Run") and the release date is December 20th.