‘Black Beauty’ Adaptation to Premiere on Disney Plus

‘Black Beauty’ Adaptation to Premiere on Disney Plus

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Black Beauty, a classic novel by Anna Sewell, is slated for a Disney Plus adaptation in late 2020. Kate Winslet will lend her voice to the lead steed, also starring Mackenzie Foy, Iain Glen, and Claire Forlani. Black Beauty was written in 1871 during Sewell’s final years and was the only book she had ever written. Due to an ankle injury at age fourteen, she relied on horse-drawn carriages for transportation, inspiring her admiration for horses. The novel, narrated by wild horse Black Beauty, discusses his life from beginning to end with moral lessons along the way. It heavily promotes …

Cast Announced for Adaptation of 1877’s ‘Black Beauty’

Cast Announced for Adaptation of 1877’s ‘Black Beauty’

Anna Sewell’s classic 1877 novel Black Beauty is getting a film adaptation, and Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet have been added to the cast. Within in the last years of her life, Anna Sewell was living alone when she wrote Black Beauty. It was published in 1877 and came an immediate best seller. Thankfully, Anna Sewell saw its success before dying in 1878 at the age of fifty-eight,  just five months after its publication.     With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time and in 2003 was was listed at number fifty-eight on the BBC’s survey The Big Read. …