Director Andy De Emmony on making the family movie FOUR KIDS AND IT

The heartwarming story about a newly blended family getting to know one another amidst extraordinary and magical circumstances, FOUR KIDS AND IT, arrives everywhere today, June 30th , from Lionsgate. 

FOUR KIDS AND IT is a charming and whimsical story featuring a star-studded cast including Paula Patton and Matthew Goode, with Russell Brand and the voice of Academy Award® winner Michael Caine. Based on iconic children’s author Jaqueline Wilson’s Four Children and It, the story is a modern twist based on E. Nesbit’s 1902 classic Five Children and It, and also stars Teddie Malleson-Allen, Ashley Aufderheide, Billy Jenkins, and Ellie-Mae Siame. The film adaptation is directed by Andy De Emmony and written by Simon Lewis.

I had the opportunity to speak with British director Andy De Emmony, virtually, via Zoom. We spoke about the script from Simon Lewis, how the casting processing was, giving life to It, and much more.

Check it out the exclusive video interview in English:


More about the film

On a seaside holiday, four kids from a blended family visit the beach, where they discover a floppy-eared creature that grants their wishes. But there’s a catch: the kids’ adventures in rock-climbing, pop stardom, and flying end promptly at sunset — leaving them in danger each time. Can they learn to control the magic before something dreadful happens?

FOUR KIDS AND IT is available today on Digital, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand, including major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and others.

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