Four Kids and It

Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson and starring Matthew Goode, Paula Patton and Russell Brand

Sky today announced a brand new addition to its Sky originals film slate, Four Kids and It. The film will be available on Sky Cinema the same day as its theatrical release at Easter.

Set on the beautiful Cornish coast, Four Kids and It is a fun-filled family adventure based on Jacqueline Wilson’s hugely popular children’s book, Four Children and It, where four kids embark on the ultimate journey to discover if a magical creature can really make all their wishes come true.  Featuring a star-studded cast including Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey, A Discovery Of Witches), Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Precious) and Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get him to the Greek).

New couple Alice (Patton) and David (Goode) take their less than enthusiastic children on a family holiday to a Cornish cottage to meet each other for the first time.  The holiday takes an unexpected turn when, on the local beach, the kids discover a magical and very grumpy Psammead (Caine), a creature with the power to grant magical wishes.  Unfortunately, they also run into local aristocratic oddball Tristan (Brand), who wants to capture the Psammead for his own gain.  The ensuing adventure brings the new siblings together and helps them to accept their parents’ newfound happiness.

Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema and Acquisitions at Sky UK & Ireland, commented: “Four Kids and It is another example of our huge ambition for Sky original films.  We are passionate about great storytelling and I know, with this fantastic cast, that our customers are definitely in for a treat this Easter.”

Directed by Andy De Emmony, Four Kids and It is produced by Julie Baines of Dan Films and Anne Brogan of Kindle Entertainment and co-produced by Jonathan Taylor and Paul Donovan.  Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp for T&B Media Global, Tannaz Anisi and Gregory R. Schenz for 13 Films and Geraldine East were Executive Producers.  The film is written by Simon Lewis (Tiger House, The Anomaly) with additional writing by Mark Oswin (Danger Mouse, 4 O’clock Club).  Sky acquired the film from 13 Films.

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