From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes “The Book of Life,” an animated comedy with a unique visual style. “THE Book of Life” is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, the movie encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman star in the film produced by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez also wrote the screenplay with Doug Langdale.
Also joining the cast are Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo and legendary tenor Placido Domingo, plus Ana de la Reguera (“Nacho Libre,” “Eastbound and Down”), Eugenio Derbez “(Instructions Not Included”), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (“Stand-up Revolution”), radio personality Ricardo (“El Mandril”) Sanchez, and Danny Trejo (“Machete”).
The film’s original score and songs are by two-time Academy Award®-winner Gustavo Santaolalla (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Babel”). Santaolalla is also a Grammy® winner and a noted music producer. He is currently touring with the popular Argentine band Bajofondo, which was nominated for a Latin Grammy.
“The Book of Life” opens October 16 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.