Hollywood Forever Cemetery is opening its doors for its first public screening of Coco as a “deeper dive” into the heart of the animated star, according to its star, Oscar-winning actress Emma Watson.
“I am excited to be a part of this unique, magical time in our history, where Coco is exploring the world through her unique, expressive voice and her unique and unique look,” Watson told EW in a statement.
“I’m so excited for all the people that will come see this film and we’re going to make it as special as possible.”
The movie, which has just opened its first nationwide tour, is set in a modern day version of Disney World where “Coco” is trying to navigate the dangers of being a “Disney princess.”
The cast is also tackling the themes of “family,” “purity” and “love” that have become iconic in the animated Disney franchise.
The film will open Friday and be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
For Watson, who recently wrapped filming on “The Witch,” the new film will be a welcome return to Disney-inspired animation, but she also feels the film is a “more modern” take on Disney princess stories.
“It’s about being human and trying to do the right thing in a world where people are not supposed to do that,” Watson said.
“That’s what I love about this story, that there’s a certain type of human that goes to work in the park.
That’s what you see.
You see the children playing outside.
That is our world, and it’s beautiful.”
Read the full EW story here:Disney and Disney•Pixar to Screen ‘Coco’ at Hollywood Forever Cemetary at 7:30 a.m.
ETFriday, April 7