Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet will voice horse Black Beauty in the upcoming film

By Georgia Slater
November 12, 2020 11:28 AM
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MACKENZIE FOY, BLACK BEAUTY
Credit: Graham Bartholomew/Disney

Mackenzie Foy is making sure that no one comes between her and her beloved horse, Black Beauty.

On Wednesday, Disney+ released the new trailer for its upcoming film Black Beauty, a modern-day reimagining of Anna Sewell's classic 19th-century novel of the same name.

The charming-looking film follows the story of a wild horse who is rounded up and taken away from her family when she meets a young girl and the two form an unbreakable bond.

"I heard you lost your family too," the teenage girl, Jo Green (Foy) says to the animal upon the mustang's arrival at Birtwick Stables.

Jo has also lost her parents and is living with her Uncle John, played by Iain Glen, at the horse rescue when she meets Black Beauty.

"You really are beautiful, that’s what I’ll call you, Black Beauty," Jo says as she begins to form a relationship with the equine.

"You've gotten closer to that filly in days than I have in weeks," John tells Jo.

As new buyers come to take Black Beauty away, Jo tries to hold onto her friendship with the animal that she says "saved [her] life" for as long as she can.

Black Beauty MACKENZIE FOY, IAIN GLEN
Credit: Graham Bartholomew/Disney
MACKENZIE FOY, BLACK BEAUTY
Credit: Graham Bartholomew/Disney

"I don’t want a hundred horses, I just want one," Jo tells her uncle.

The beautifully-filmed adaptation also stars Claire Forlani, Calam Lynch as well as Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, who lends her voice as Black Beauty.

Black Beauty MACKENZIE FOY, IAIN GLEN
Credit: Graham Bartholomew/Disney
MACKENZIE FOY, BLACK BEAUTY
Credit: Graham Bartholomew/Disney

The film, which premieres only on Disney+ beginning Thanksgiving weekend, is directed by Ashley Avis, who also wrote the screenplay.

The popular story was last brought to the big screen in 1994 with Alan Cumming voicing the titular horse character.

Black Beauty premieres on Disney+ on Nov. 27.