Paul McCartney's Children's Novel Is Being Adapted Into An Animated Film

In 2005, Paul McCartney wrote a children's adventure novel called High in the Clouds. Now, that story is getting adapted into an animated feature film by Netflix and produced by Gaumont. As Billboard describes it, "the story follows an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who falls in with a group of teen rebels who live in the sky and are led by the tyrannical Gretsch the owl, a terrific singer who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her."

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix. They complement what is already an amazing team with Gaumont and we can think of no-one better to be working with to bring our film to a global audience," McCartney said in a statement. "I’ve always loved animated films and this is a hugely important passion project for me. I can’t wait for the world to see it."

The movie will be directed by Timothy Reckart (Head Over Heels), with a screenplay written by Jon Croker (Paddington). The Beatles star is set to contribute original songs and music.

McCartney wrote the book with Philip Ardagh, with illustrations by Geoff Dunbar. There are no details yet on when we can expect High in the Clouds to premiere, but we hope it's sooner rather than later.

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