Prepare to embark on a thrilling animated journey filled with friendship, mayhem, and self-discovery as Netflix brings the beloved graphic novel Nimona to life. Directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, this highly anticipated film adaptation is set to premiere on June 30, 2023. With an all-star cast, including Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed, and Eugene Lee Yang, Nimona promises to captivate audiences with its fantastical world and compelling narrative. Based on the National Book Award-nominated and New York Times best-selling graphic novel by ND Stevenson, this animated adventure invites viewers to embrace the unexpected and celebrate individuality.
Nimona Official Trailer
In a futuristic medieval realm, Ballister Boldheart (voiced by Riz Ahmed), a knight framed for a crime he didn’t commit, finds an unlikely ally in Nimona (voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teenage shapeshifter. Trained to eliminate creatures like Nimona, Ballister must now rely on her to help clear his name. As they navigate a kingdom determined to capture them, the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters blur. Together, they embark on a mission to wreak havoc and unravel the truth, pushing the boundaries of friendship, identity, and acceptance.
At its core, Nimona is a tale of unlikely alliances and self-acceptance. As Ballister and Nimona navigate a world where perceptions of heroism and villainy are not as clear-cut as they seem, they challenge societal norms and learn the importance of embracing one’s true self. Through their journey, audiences will be inspired to celebrate individuality, question the definitions of good and evil, and find friendship in the most unexpected of places.
A Stellar Cast and Creative Team
Nimona boasts an incredible ensemble cast, with Chloë Grace Moretz lending her voice to the spirited and unpredictable Nimona, while Riz Ahmed brings depth and charisma to the role of Ballister Boldheart. Eugene Lee Yang, known for his captivating presence, takes on the character of Ambrosius Goldenloin, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the tale. The film also features the talents of Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint, Beck Bennett, Indya Moore, RuPaul Charles, Julio Torres, Sarah Sherman, and more, who bring the vivid personalities of the story to life.
Under the direction of Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, known for their work on Spies in Disguise, Nimona promises to be a visually stunning and emotionally resonant experience. The screenplay, penned by Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor, brings the beloved characters and witty dialogue from the graphic novel to the screen, ensuring an engaging and immersive storytelling experience.
Get ready to unleash chaos, celebrate uniqueness, and delve into the mesmerizing world of Nimona. With its stellar cast, visionary directors, and a narrative that beautifully captures the essence of the original graphic novel, this Netflix animated film promises to be an unforgettable adventure for viewers of all ages.
Nimona premieres exclusively on Netflix on June 30, 2023.
Premieres: June 30, 2023
Directed by: Nick Bruno & Troy Quane
Produced by: Karen Ryan, p.g.a; Julie Zackary, p.g.a.; Roy Lee
Screenplay by: Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor
Story by: Robert L. Baird, Lloyd Taylor, Pamela Ribon, Marc Haimes, Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Keith Bunin
Based Upon the Graphic Novel by ND Stevenson
Executive Producers: Megan Ellison, Robert L. Baird, Andrew Millstein, John Powers Middleton
Co-Producer: ND Stevenson
Production Company: Annapurna Animation
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz (Nimona), Riz Ahmed (Ballister Boldheart), Eugene Lee Yang (Ambrosius Goldenloin), Frances Conroy (The Director), Lorraine Toussaint (Queen Valerin), Beck Bennett (Sir Thoddeus Sureblade), Indya Moore (Alamzapam Davis), RuPaul Charles (Nate Knight), Julio Torres (Diego the Squire), Sarah Sherman (Coriander Cadaverish)
When Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem — who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been trained to destroy. But with the entire kingdom out to get him, Nimona’s the best (or technically the only) sidekick Ballister can hope for. And as the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters start to blur, the two of them set out to wreak serious havoc — for Ballister to clear his name once and for all, and for Nimona to…just wreak serious havoc.
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