Meggie is 12-years old and thoroughly impatient with her father who has always refused to read stories to her! But what Meggie is unaware, is that her father Mo (Brendan Fraser) is possessed of a rare and powerful talent - when he reads a book he can make the characters emerge from the story into real life. But there is a danger: for every character brought to life from a book a real person disappears into its pages. And someone who does know of Mo's talent is Capricorn (Andy Serkis), a ruthless villain who wants to possess Mo's skill for his own benefit. And in his desperate bid to have Mo at his mercy, he kidnaps him, and then Meggie. Now, Meggie discovers she has inherited her father's marvellous ability - and with her loyal friends, has to plan a daring rescue!
Cast & Credits
- Producer: Diana Pokorny
- Screenplay: David Lindsay-Abaire
- Cinematographer: Roger Pratt
- Editor: Martin Walsh, A.C.E.
- Composer: Javier Navarrete
- Cast (in alphabetical order): Andy Serkis, Brendan Fraser, Eliza Hope Bennett, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany, Rafi Gavron, Sienna Guillory