Remembering Carrie Fisher: Her Final Film Wonderwell Set to Release
It has been seven years since the sudden death of actress Carrie Fisher at the age of 60 after suffering an acute myocardial infarction while traveling by plane. Her latest film Wonderwell, directed by Vlad Marsavin and shot in 2016, will be released later this month.
The actress finished filming six weeks before her death and the film was scheduled to be released in 2017.
Posthumous Appearances of Carrie Fisher
It is not the first time we have seen Fisher on the big screen after her death. The iconic Leia Organa from Star Wars has already appeared posthumously in Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi and in The Rise of Skywalker, where they used archive footage to include her in the film.
Release Details and Challenges of ‘Wonderwell’
The rights to the film have been purchased by AMC, and it will be released in a limited release starting June 23, in North America, the UK, and Ireland. The film has a great cast, including Rita Ora, Nell Tiger Free, Sebastian Croft, and Kiera Milward.
The director, Vlad Marsavin, revealed that the project took seven years to complete due to problems in post-production and special effects, as well as the worsening of the situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the unexpected loss of Fisher.
During the filming, Fisher’s energy stood out, and her colleagues fondly remember celebrating her birthday on set. The director expressed how her death was a devastating blow to the entire team.
Plot and Character Details of ‘Wonderwell’
Set in medieval Italy, the film revolves around a girl named Violet, played by Kiera Milward. Fisher’s character, Hazel, takes Violet to a “mysterious portal” where she offers her a glimpse of the future. The film is filled with fantasy and promises a thrilling adventure.
The first images of Hazel, a forest fairy and a mix of Snow White witch, have already been revealed. The director believes that now is the perfect time to share Fisher’s magical moments on screen as Hazel.
The final scenes of the film have left the producer breathless, who published their admiration in a blog post in July 2021. The production is dedicated to Carrie Fisher, showcasing the dedication they wanted to make to the beloved actress.
Remembering Carrie Fisher’s Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
In May, the daughter of the unforgettable Debbie Reynolds, Billie Lourd, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on behalf of her late mother. Billie Lourd gave a heartfelt tribute to Carrie Fisher during the ceremony.
Carrie Fisher’s legacy continues to live on, and her final film Wonderwell will be a testament to her talent and magic on screen.