The new English-language version of French animated feature Phantom Boy will open this Friday, July 15 at New York’s IFC Centre thanks to GKIDS. Featuring the voices of Fred Armisen, Jared Padelecki (Gilmore Girls), Marcus D’Angelo (Les Miserables), Phantom Boy is the latest from writer-director team Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, of the Oscar-nominated A Cat in Paris. The film will open at the Nuart Theatre in L.A. on July 22.
Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.