Press Pass LA was at the world premiere of Pete’s Dragon in Hollywood this week where stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley and more walked the read carpet outside Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. PETE’S DRAGON opens nationwide August 12, 2016.
The film is a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” which tells the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
“Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Karl Urban (Star Trek), Oona Laurence (Southpaw), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Cedar Rapids) and Oscar winner and Hollywood icon Robert Redford. The film, which is directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (The Finest Hours, Friday Night Lights), with (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Great Gatsby) serving as executive producer.
About the Film
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
The star-studded cast walked the green carpet amid hundreds of fans and into the screening held at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters nationwide on August 12, 2016.