Mandy Patinkin, Darren Criss & More Among English-Language Voice Cast for THE WIND RISES

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Mandy Patinkin, Darren Criss, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt will lead the voice cast for the US release of THE WIND RISES in February. The film has already earned a Golden Globe nomination for best foreign film and is in line to receive an Oscar nod in the best animated feature category.

The English-language cast for the film is as follows:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - main character Jiro Horikoshi

Emily Blunt - love interest Nahoko Satomi

John Krasinski - Honjo, Jiro's college pal and fellow aviation engineer

Martin Short - Kurokawa, Jiro's grumpy boss

Stanley Tucci - Caproni, Italian airplane creator

Mandy Patinkin - Hattori, senior designer at Mitsubishi

William H. Macy - Satomi, Nahoko's father

Werner Herzog - the mysterious Castorp

Mae Whitman - Kayo, Jiro's younger sister, as well as Kinu, Nahoko's caretaker

Jennifer Grey - Mrs. Kurokawa

Darren Criss - Katayama, one of Jiro's engineering colleagues

Elijah Wood - Sone, another of Jiro's colleagues

Ronan Farrow - Mitsubishi employee

In the film, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers.

The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer/director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world. From Studio Ghibli, "The Wind Rises" is slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, and expanded release on Feb. 28, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner.

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