Variety also reported on the film from Annecy this morning. Jaboukie Young-White will voice the teenage Ethan, who flirted with a boy named Diazo in one of the three sequences shown at the festival.
The film will also star Dennis Quaid as Ethan’s grandfather Jaeger Clade, Jake Gyllenhaal as his son Searcher, and Gabrielle Union as Ethan’s mom and Searcher’s wife Meridian. Lucy Liu will be Callisto Mal, the head of the film’s magical setting of Avalonea. As Diazo was not announced among the main characters, we can assume a romance between him and Ethan will not be a main plot of the film.
The other sequences shown at Annecy were an action scene in a cavern and Search exploring Avalonea with his dog.