Foy will take the leading role as a 17-year-old girl whose bond with Black Beauty helps her overcome the death of her parents.
Winslet will have an easier job of it as she will provide the voice of the horse, Black Beauty.
Based on the best-selling children’s classic by Anna Sewell, Avis will direct the film from a script she has adapted herself. The film will be a fictional autobiography of the titular wild horse. In a significant change from Sewell’s book, in which Black Beauty is a carriage horse, in the new adaptation, she is a wild mustang captured on the Wyoming Plains.
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Black Beauty has been adapted for the big and