July 7, 2018 - 10:30 am
E.B. White’s classic children’s story comes to the screen in this live-action adaptation with an all-star voice cast (Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Bates, Cedric the Entertainer and more).
Fern Arable (Dakota Fanning) is a young girl growing up on her family’s farm. When a sow gives birth to some piglets, Fern’s father (Kevin Anderson) intends to do away with the runt of the litter, but Fern has become attached to the little pig and persuades her father to let him live. The pig, named Wilbur (voice of Dominic Scott Kay), becomes Fern’s pet, but when he grows larger it soon occurs to both Fern and Wilbur that he’ll eventually become someone’s dinner.
That’s when Charlotte (voice of Julia Roberts) comes to the rescue. The friendly spider hatches a plan to make Wilbur seem special enough to save by weaving messages about the “terrific” pig into her web, and she soon persuades her barnyard friends to join in her plan.