According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kenneth Branagh has plucked actors from the opera world for his feature adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Joseph Kaiser, Ben Davis, Rene Pape, Lyubov Petrova and newcomer Amy Carson have been cast in the lead roles.

Flute chronicles the adventures of Prince Tamino (Kaiser) and his sidekick, Papageno the birdseller (Davis), as they battle evil forces to rescue Princess Pamina (Carson). Pape will play Sarastro, the wise priest, while Petrova will portray the Queen of the Night.