Photograph: Courtesy of A24

We’re one step nearer to seeing little Marcel on the large display screen. Per The Hollywood Reporter, A24 has acquired the North American rights to the Marcel the Shell With Sneakers On film, which is predicated on the favored YouTube stop-motion shorts by Dean Fleischer Camp and Jenny Slate. The movie follows Marcel, a 1-inch shell who lives together with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. In line with the logline, they as soon as had been a part of a sprawling neighborhood of shells, however at the moment are the “sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy.” After a documentary filmmaker (performed by Camp) discovers them “amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.”

Slate voices the principle mollusk in a solid that additionally options Isabella Rossellini, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Mann, and Lesley Stahl. Camp directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Slate and Nick Paley from a narrative by Camp, Slate, Paley, and Elisabeth Holm. Whereas we nonetheless don’t have a launch date, Marcel the Shell With Sneakers On charmed audiences when it premiered on the 2021 Telluride Movie Pageant in September. Camp later shared on Instagram that the venture had taken over six years of “tenacity and teamwork” to return to fruition, including that that the world “maybe needs it now more than we could’ve known starting out.” After the previous couple of years we’ve had, we undoubtedly really feel like we deserve one thing cute.


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