Susan Sarandon Animated Feature 'Spark' Nabbed by Open Road

Susan Sarandon - Getty - H 2016
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Susan Sarandon - Getty - H 2016

Patrick Stewart and Jessica Biel also star.

Open Road Films has acquired the animated feature Spark for domestic distribution.

Susan Sarandon and Hilary Swank will lend their voices to the space odyssey that follows a teenaged monkey and his friends who embark on a mission to save their planet from an evil dictator.

Open Road plans to release Spark in theaters April 14, 2017.

Canadian filmmaker Aaron Woodley directed the film from a script he co-wrote with Doug Hadders and Adam Rotstein

Spark is a co-production with ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover Co., Ltd, Shanghai Hoongman Technology Co., Ltd. and Gulfstream Pictures. Hoe Jin Ha, Hong Kim, Jay HJ Ahn, Daniel Woo, Mike Karz and Bill Bindley executive produced the feature.

Double Dutch International is handling worldwide sales, excluding China and Korea.