Raffey has a new project, and something different from what I was used to doing! This time, she will lend her voice to Becky in the animated movie “Kensuke’s Kingdom.”
The film with an unknown release date will be based on the book of the same name written by Michael Morpurgo and will be directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry from a script written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Kensuke’s Kingdom tells the story of Michael, who is taken by his family on a round-the-world sailing trip. When a storm strikes he is washed overboard and ends up on a remote island in the Pacific where he struggles to survive on his own. Unable to find food or water, as the boy and his dog curl up to sleep, Michael knows they cannot last long.
But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive. Following a close-run battle between life and death, the mysterious Japanese stranger – Kensuke – reluctantly allows Michael into his world and they begin to form a friendship. But something threatens to destroy the fragile world Kensuke has created on the island, and they must use all their courage, skills and resourcefulness to try to save it. Kensuke’s Kingdom is a thrilling adventure story with a poignant ecological message that will resonate with audiences across the world.