In the roles of Barley and Ian Lightfoot, Pio Marmaï and Thomas Solivérès carry the French version of the film En Avant, the latest from the animation studio Pixar. Meet.
To play the Barley brothers and Ian Lightfoot played by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland in the original version, Pio Marmaï and Thomas Solivérès were chosen for the French version. The two actors, very accomplices, answered our questions on Forward, the new Pixar animated film that they wear with passion. The opportunity for them to share with us their anecdotes about the film, their friendship and their knowledge of role-playing games, a hobby that Barley Lightfoot practices a lot in the film. Did you know, for example, that Pio Marmaï is a big fan of board games (including the adaptation of Battlestar Galactica) and miniature games like Warhammer 40,000?
Original film written and directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University), En Avant invites us to discover a modern world in which live fantastic creatures (elves, unicorns, manticores …) who have gradually lost the use of magic. It is in this context that we discover Ian and Barley Lightfoot, two brothers who lost their father when they were children. On Ian’s birthday, Ian discovers a magician’s staff that could allow them to live a day with the father he never knew.