The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, the second motion picture

The wardrobe is gone...the White Witch is dead...and Aslan has been missing for over a thousand years.

Now, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are beckoned back to Narnia to find a vastly different world, where a new enemy stalks the battlefield and the land’s kindly creatures find themselves on the brink of extinction.

Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media present THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, the second motion picture based on C.S. Lewis' beloved series of literary classics. The film continues the spectacular story that began with the Oscar®-winning 2005 release, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” which earned over $745 million dollars in its worldwide theatrical release, making it one of the most successful movies ever made, and one of the biggest successes in the annals of the Walt Disney Studios.

Acclaimed director Andrew Adamson (the Oscar®-winning “Shrek,” “Shrek 2”) embarks on his second Narnian film adventure from a screenplay he co-wrote with Emmy® Award-winning writing partners Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (HBO's “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers”), who also co-scripted the first film. Adamson also reunites with the producers of the first Narnia movie—Academy Award®-winner Mark Johnson (“Rain Man,” “Bugsy,” “The Notebook”) and Philip Steuer (“The Rookie,” “The Alamo”). Also reprising their roles are executive producer and former Walden Media executive Perry Moore and co-producer Douglas Gresham, author Lewis’ stepson.

Once again toplining as the Pevensie children are the four young British talents discovered by Adamson for the first film: 12-year-old Georgie Henley as Lucy, the youngest and the first to encounter the great Aslan on their new journey through Narnia; 16-year-old Skandar Keynes as Edmund, the younger boy who betrayed his siblings for his own selfish gain in the first adventure; 19-year-old Anna Popplewell as Susan, the cautious and practical older sister; and 21-year-old William Moseley as Peter, the eldest of the siblings and now High King of Narnia who valiantly leads the battle to save his realm from the tyrannical reign of the evil King Miraz.

The film's title character is played by Ben Barnes, a 26-year-old British stage actor best known for his role in the drama "The History Boys" for London's National Theatre Company, the first West End staging of Alan Bennett’s award-winning play. He recently completed the film adaptation of Noel Coward’s “Easy Virtue” opposite Jessica Biel and Colin Firth, starred in the independent feature “Bigga Than Ben” and had a featured role in Matthew Vaughn's fantasy film “Stardust.”

Also co-starring in the new film are Peter Dinklage (“The Station Agent,” “Death at a Funeral,” “Elf”) as Trumpkin the Red Dwarf, who accompanies the Pevensie children on their new journey; and Warwick Davis (“Willow,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” “Return of the Jedi”) as the suspicious Black Dwarf, Nikabrik.

Veteran Kiwi actor Shane Rangi (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) plays Asterius, the aging minotaur, and British musical theatre star Cornell S. John (Sir Trevor Nunn’s “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess,” Julie Taymor’s “The Lion King”) is Glenstorm, the leader of the centaurs.

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