The Little Prince will make its U.S. debut this February when it opens the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, a month before it hits U.S. theaters.
The stop-motion film, directed by Mark Osborne and based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novel of the same name, first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May before opening wide in French theaters in July. Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, and Benicio Del Toro star.
“Saint-Exupéry’s novel is one of the most beloved works of the 20th century,” Santa Barbara Film Festival executive director Roger Durling said in a statement. “What Mark has done with this story is extraordinary and moving … We are thrilled to have this film kick off our festival.”
The Little Prince will premiere at the festival Feb. 3 and will arrive in theaters March 18.