Lucasfilm Sets Release Date for ‘Strange Magic’

The film inspired by “A Midsummer Nights Dream” debuts Jan. 23, 2015

Lucasfilm Ltd. set a release date for “Strange Magic” for Jan. 23, 2015.

The film, to be released by Touchtone Pictures, is inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and follows a cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. The soundtrack includes popular songs from the past six decades.

Vocal talent includes Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife,”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio ( “Nashville”), Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”), Elijah Kelley (“The Butler”), Bob Einstein (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”).

Directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”) with a story by George Lucas, the film is produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer “Mars Attacks!”). “Strange Magic” is executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (“Elf”), Irene Mecchi (“Brave,” “The Lion King”) and Rydstrom. Music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.

Disney has purchased George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm LTD for $4.05 billion in 2012.