Originally filmed in London in 2013, it has been airing at a few selected film festivals but thanks to ARC Entertainment, who has acquired North American distribution rights, it will finally be more widely available in the US. AMC theatres have it listed already as coming soon.
The official synopsis reads: “‘Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism’ tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, who comes across a book, ‘Hypnotism, An Ancient Art.’ Learning its lessons, she hypnotizes her way to stardom in London and becomes rich and famous. But little does she know that an unscrupulous man wants her book. He tracks her to London, kidnaps her dog, Petula, and blackmails Molly. In order to get her dog back, she must rob Shorings Bank of all its jewels and find the friends she has lost from her hypnotic journey.”
“We’re excited to bring this entertaining and magical family film to audiences of all ages,” said ARC Entertainment’s Head of Acquisition Scott Moesta. “The acclaimed ‘Molly Moon’ books have legions of fans and it’s wonderful to bring to life this story from the written word to the big screen.“
On the movie’s official website Georgia Byng (the author) also mentions that the movie will be released in October in the UK, with other countries later this year. (The website also has some amazing stories and photos from behind the scenes, so definitely check it out!)
Here’s the trailer, and some great shots of Dom!
and a new trailer!