prophet11Opening August 7, the animated film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is based on Gibran’s seminal work but is seen through the eyes of a young girl named Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis) who’s living in a Mediterranean seaside town.

Initially unable to speak due to the tragic death of her father, Almitra finds solace and inspiration in an exiled poet named Mustafa (Liam Neeson). Hayek serves as the voice of Almitra’s mother Kamila. Featuring songs from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, and Yo-Yo Ma, along with animation work from Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, and Bill Plympton, the movie is filled with skilled collaborators who interpret Gibran’s resonant message.

“This is a movie that, if you watch it with your children, or with your teenagers, or with your parents or your grandparents,” says Hayek, whose previous producing credits include the TV series Ugly Betty and The Maldonado Miracle. “Everybody’s going to have an intimate experience with the film.

Click on the media bar below to hear Hayek talk about her inspiration for Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet:

John Krasinski, Frank Langella, and Alfred Molina are among the other voice actors in the film. To read how Salma Hayek’s trip to Lebanon changed the course of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, please go to Deepest Dream.

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi