Disney+ has announced that a contemporary movie adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel, Black Beauty. will premiere on the streaming service later this year.
Black Beauty is a wild mustang born free in the American west. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents.
Black Beauty is directed by Ashley Avis who also wrote the screenplay. JB Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt and Robert Kulzer from Constantin Film are producers and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward Winters and Jon Brown are executive producers.
The movie will star Claire Forlani, Mackenzie Foy and Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen.