If you’ve been waiting anxiously for a sequel to the Oscar-nominated animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, your 20-year wait is now over. The first trailer has arrived for Spirit Untamed, featuring the voices of Julianne Moore, Isabela Merced (formerly Isabela Moner), Eiza Gonzalez, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, and Andre Braugher.
Marking the feature debut of director Elaine Bogan, Spirit Untamed is a direct sequel to the 2002 movie and the Netflix series Spirit Riding Free. The story follows a rebellious Mexican girl who finds a kindred spirit in a wild mustang aptly-named Spirit.
While I’m a bit sad John Fusco didn’t get to write this one because he gave the original such an old Western touch, this looks like a fun movie for the kids. Probably won’t get any Oscar nominations but hey, y’never know.
Spirit Untamed opens June 4th.
Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier. Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero. Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace, Captain Marvel) and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin, Little). Pru’s father, stable owner Al Granger (Emmy winner Andre Braugher, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine), is the best friend of Lucky’s father. When a heartless horse wrangler (Emmy nominee Walton Goggins, FX’s Justified) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose, and has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.