The exclusive US trailer debut of the Studio Ghibli film “When Marnie Was
There,” feauring the voices of Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Kathy Bates, John C.
Reilly, Geena Davis, Ellen Burstyn, Vanessa Williams and Catherine O'Hara.
The movie, based on the Joan G. Robinson novel and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), stars Hailee Steinfeld
as the voice of Anna, a girl sent from her city foster home to live in a
small sea town. Feeling like an outsider in her new digs, she becomes
bewitched by another youngster named Marnie (Kiernan Shipka) and they find a connection although Marnie seemingly can’t leave the surroundings of her old mansion residence.
The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 22nd 2015 before a national expansion.
Studio Ghibli animation layouts from The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ), illustrated by When Marnie Was There director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林宏昌). The illustrations were featured in Hiromasa Yonebayashi Illustrations (Amazon US | JP) along with other drawings of the heroine Naoko Satomi.
Stills from Marnie final trailer. I like the way it seems a bit different from the usual Miyazaki graphic style. Future of Studio Ghibli is determined by the success of this movie, which opens this saturday in Japan.