'Come Away' movie cast: Meet David Oyelowo, Michael Caine, Angelina Jolie and rest of the stars in fantasy film
Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair with the powers of their imaginations. They conjure J.M. Barrie’s Neverland and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, making this film a fantastic crossover
A new fantasy adventure drama is coming our way and it looks exciting. ‘Come Away’ created by Brenda Chapman, plans to bring together two fantastical worlds -- J.M. Barrie’s Neverland and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. The film follows two children who are siblings.
When their eldest brother dies, Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland. The film is set in the real world. And the fantastical parts -- Neverland and Wonderland -- seem to be nothing more than the children’s imaginations as they conjure heroes and villains to escape grim realities. This magical realism works splendidly, contrasting the real-world tragedies of the family that has to deal with grief, debts, and myriad other woes in what appears to be Victorian England with something imaginative and beautiful.
But it’s not just the story that appears to be compelling. The film also boasts a strong cast. Let’s take a look at them:
David Oyelowo as Jack Littleton
The 44-year-old British–American actor and producer is best known for playing the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 biographical drama film ‘Selma’. His other noted roles include ‘A United Kingdom’, ‘Queen of Katwe’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Jack Reacher’, and ‘The Butler’. On television, he is famous for playing the MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series ‘Spooks’, and Javert in the BBC miniseries ‘Les Misérables’.
Michael Caine as Charlie
The 87-year-old British thespian needs no introduction. He has appeared in more than 130 films during a career spanning over 60 years, and off late has made consistent appearances in a number of Christopher Nolan films, including ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’, and ‘Tenet’.
Angelina Jolie as Rose Littleton
The 45-year-old American actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian is perhaps the most well known for her performance in the drama ‘Girl, Interrupted’. Jolie received global acclaim for her role as Lara Croft in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’. Her other noted roles include ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Salt’, ‘A Mighty Heart’, ‘Changeling’, and ‘Maleficent’.
Clarke Peters as Hatter
The 68-year-old American actor, singer, writer, and director is best known for his roles as detective Lester Freamon in David Simon’s HBO crime drama series ‘The Wire’ and as Albert ‘Big Chief’ Lambreaux on Simon’s ‘Treme’. His long career in TV includes memorable roles in shows such as ‘Waking the Dead’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘The Divide’, ‘Chance’, ‘Love Is’, and more.
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Smoking Overweight Man
The 63-year-old actor, screenwriter, and film director is best known for his role as Mace Tyrell in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. The thespian’s other noted performances include ‘Brazil’, ‘The Brothers Grimm’, ‘Dreamchild’, ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’, ‘The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover’, ‘Shadowlands’, ‘The Portrait of a Lady’, ‘A Knight's Tale’, ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’, and more.
Anna Chancellor as Eleanor Morrow
The 55-year-old British actor is best known for her roles as Caroline Bingley in the 1995 BBC adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’, and Questular Rontok in ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy’. Chancellor has also received acclaim for other TV roles that include series like ‘Spooks’, ‘The Vice’, ‘Karaoke’, ‘Cold Lazarus’, ‘Tipping the Velvet’, ‘Jupiter Moon’, and more.
David Gyasi as Captain James
The 40-year-old British actor of Ghanaian descent is best known for his roles in ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Interstellar’. Gyasi is also well known for his performance as Lex Carnahan in The CW miniseries ‘Containment’. His other film credits include ‘The Whale’, ‘Annihilation’, and ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’.
The film’s cast also includes (but is not limited to) Keira Chansa as Alice Littleton, Jordan Nash as Peter Littleton, Derek Jacobi as Mr. Brown, Jenny Galloway as Hannah O'Farral, and Damian O'Hare as Doctor Richards.
‘Come Away’, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020, is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 13, 2020. It will arrive in the United Kingdom on December 4, 2020.