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Slumberland Director & Cast Talks Netflix’s New Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Slumberland Director & Cast Talks Netflix's New Movie

The perfect family movie to watch this weekend is now out on Netflix. Slumberland, directed by Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games) is based on the comic by Winsor McCay, Little Nemo in Slumberland.

Starring Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, Kyle Chandler, Chris O’Dowd, and Weruche Opia, Slumberland is the touching story of Nemo (Marlow Barkley), a young girl who, in the hope that she will see her late father again, follows a secret map to the dreamworld, Slumberland. With the help of Flip (Jason Momoa), a very peculiar outlaw, Nemo will walk through several dreams and nightmares to attain her goal.

Slumberland Interviews

We spoke with director Francis Lawrence and the cast of Slumberland, and you can watch the full interviews down below:

Francis Lawrence declared that Slumberland came to life as he was working on another TV series with Jason Momoa:

“I was doing the Apple TV show See with Jason Momoa (…). I wanted to do something with a lot more joy and a lot more humor, and hope. And that was one of the things I enjoyed the most with this movie. But then, of course, almost immediately, I went back to doing another Hunger Games movie, I was right back into the dystopian world of Hunger Games.”

While Nemo is navigating through grief and heartbreak, she tries to escape her new reality by joining the world of dreams as much as she can. While trying to find her father in Slumberland, Nemo forgets to live in the present moment. Francis Lawrence declared:

(It’s) the idea of trying to find resilience when you experience loss like she does in the story, and the grief she experiences in the story: Finding what is it inside of you that’s gonna help you move on, and carry on, and continue to grow to find joy again.”

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Written by Maëlle Beauget-Uhl

Reporter and news writer with an educational background in broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy and a professional background in entertainment reporting and news writing.