Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting What does it take to create a movie that is based on a popular book, yet keep it true to the original story? For starters it helps if the co-writer/producer is the son of the original author. Second, have the mind set that you don’t need to have the film made if it isn’t made the way you want. That is what transpired in the new Disney Walden Media film, Bridge to Terabithia, the 1977 children’s fantasy of friendship and faith hitting screens February 16th. I had a chance to sit down with the cast and crew to talk about this adolescent adventure.The story revolves around two young school mates Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb) and Jesse (Josh Hutcherson) who escape the problems of home and school by creating a magical land all their own. Jesse the outcast and Leslie the new kid become fast friends and find that faith and friendship is the greatest discovery of all. Their on-screen chemistry carries over to real life as AnnaSophia and Josh remain good friends outside the movie realm.

Interview cast:
Josh Hutcherson (RV, Zathura, The Polar Express)….Jesse Aarons
AnnaSophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)…. Leslie Burke

Click here to listen to the interview with Josh and AnnaSophia

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