First Poster for 2012 Sundance Favorite 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
by Ethan Anderton
April 27, 2012
After making quite a splash at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (Alex gave a rave review of the magical film which you can read right here), Fox Searchlight picked up the phenomenal drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, slated to hit theaters this summer. The film is led by newcomer, and mind-blowing young actress Quvenzhané Wallis, a six-year old girl called Hushpuppy who is faced with her father's fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. Hushpuppy sets out on her own to try to find her mother and has an experience that might change her life.
Here's the first official teaser poster for Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild:
Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna rerun from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin' under, in this tale of a six year old named Hushpuppy, who lives with her dad at the edge of the world. Following a cast of unknowns led by the amazing Quvenzhané Wallis, and featuring Dwight Henry as her father Wink, the film is directed by Benh Zeitlin from a script he wrote with Lucy Alibar. The film won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Fox Searchlight is bringing Beasts of the Southern Wild to limited theaters this summer on June 27th. Stay tuned for a trailer sometime very soon.