Sony’s Adaptation Of ‘Harold And The Purple Crayon’ Adds Lil Rel Howery to Cast


Sony Picture’s adaptation of the classic children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon cast expands to include Lil Rel Howery.

According to Deadline, Howery is set to join Zachary Levi in the Carlos Saldanha directed live-action adaptation of Crockett Johnson’s belove novel.

Howery most recently starred in Free Guy opposite Ryan Reynolds, although you may also recognize him from roles in Bird Box, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah, and Bad Trip.

First published in 1955, Harold and the Purple Crayon tells the story of a 4-year-old named Harold who discovers that, with the power of just his crayon, he can create worlds of his own. If he can imagine it, he can create it. This concept was so successful that it spawned six more books featuring Harold and his crayon.

The film is set to premiere on January 27, 2023, and will be the first full length, live-action adaptation of the story.

LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).

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