Hayao Miyazaki’s long-awaited The Boy and the Heron (aka How Do You Live?) is set to hit theaters in the US via GKIDS December 8. Now we’ve got our first look (er, listen?) to the film’s English-language version via a new trailer.
In English the film stars:
SHOICHI MAKI: Christian Bale
THE PARAKEET KING: Dave Bautista
NATSUKO: Gemma Chan
NOBLE PELICAN: Willem Dafoe
LADY HIMI: Karen Fukuhara
GRANDUNCLE: Mark Hamill
GRAY HERON: Robert Pattinson
KIRIKO: Florence Pugh
MAHITO MAKI: Luca Padovan
THE PARAKEETS: Mamoudou Athie
The film hits US theaters December 8 with preview screenings in New York and LA on November 22. More on tickets here.
Here’s how GKIDS describes the film:
A young boy named Mahito
yearning for his mother
ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead.
There, death comes to an end,
and life finds a new beginning.
A semi-autobiographical fantasy
about life, death, and creation,
in tribute to friendship,
from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.