Entertainment Weekly has three new concept art photos from the upcoming Pixar adventure Brave, which is set for release on June 22, 2012. Click on any of these photos below to access our gallery. And read further for news on a casting change-up.
Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald has come in to replace Reese Witherspoon, who stepped away from Brave due to scheduling issues. Kelly Macdonald will voice Merida, a Scottish princess who seeks out on a journey to bring peace to her kingdom.
We also reported back in October that Pixar was replacing director Brenda Chapman, Pixar's first female director, with Mark Andrews. It has been confirmed that both Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews will be credited as directors. Here's a description of the movie from EW.
Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida's quest - and serving as comic relief - are the kingdom's three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).