WINTER’S TALE is an upcoming 2014 sci-fi/fantasy film stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe, and introduces young newcomers Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs (both from Broadway’s Once). The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), who also wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Helprin.
Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, the film is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film follows the story of Peter Lake (Farrell). Peter Lake is a thief who falls in love with Beverly Penn (Findlay), a dying girl who occupies one of the houses he breaks into. Lake is saved from the insane gangster Pearly Soames (Crowe) and his gang of thugs by Athansor, a mysterious white horse who becomes his guardian angel.