Will you go through the door on MGM+? The upcoming adaptation of The Portable Door arrives on the platform soon.
The fantasy adventure comedy adapts Tom Holt’s popular book series of the same name. The movie follows Paul Carpenter (Patrick Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Sophie Wilde), lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co. Soon, they become increasingly aware that their employers are anything but conventional.
Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Christopher Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle-manager Dennis Tanner (Sam Neill) disrupt the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices. Their meddling ultimately leads Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation.
“The Portable Door is a charming young-adult action-adventure fantasy with a British sensibility that is an excellent addition to our curated film library,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “With Sam Neill, Christoph Waltz, Patrick Gibson, and its wonderful cast of excellent actors, we’re thrilled to offer this delightful film to our audience of movie lovers.”
Jeffrey Walker directs the film, with a script adapted for screen by Leon Ford. The Jim Henson Company produces.
“There is no better home for this delightful and comedic adventure than on the prestigious new MGM+. Featuring deeply funny performances from our incredible cast, and a rich, high-fantasy setting, The Portable Door allowed us to create the kind of memorable, exciting world-building that The Jim Henson Company does best,” said executive producer Lisa Henson. “The Portable Door is poised to be the next Henson fan favorite.”
The Portable Door also stars Miranda Otto, Chris Pang, Jessica De Gouw, and Rachel House. It joins the MGM+ streaming lineup in April.
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