WHO’S IN IT?
Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland: A World Beyond), Emily Watson (Red Dragon), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Sadie Frost (Shopping), Joan Collins (The Big Sleep), Tom Wisdom (300), Ben Miller (Johnny English), Lesley Manville (Another Year), Omid Djalili (The Calcium Kid)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Christopher N. Rowley (Bonneville), director, writer; Georgia Byng (film debut), writer, producer; Chris Hurford (Money), writer; Simon Bosanquet (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), Lawrence Elman (Tiger Eyes) and Ileen Maisel (Ripley’s Game), producers; Peter Raeburn (The Lie), composer; Remi Adefarasin (About a Boy), cinematographer; Dan Farrell (Morning Glory) and Lesley Walker (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Young orphan Molly Moon (Cassidy) lives a dull and miserable life at her orphanage, until one day when she comes across a book that teaches how to successfully hypnotise someone. She uses her newfound skills to make her life better at the orphanage, and even to achieve national fame, but soon she finds herself targeted by a nefarious bank robber (Monaghan) who wants to use the book for his own ends…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The delightfully quirky children’s book gets a crafty big screen adaptation, with enough top actors and tomfoolery to persuade your kids to see it this Christmas without being hypnotized to do so!