Opening this weekend in limited release is Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. Inspired by the Tatsuo Hori novel, The Wind Rises tells the tale of young Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). Using historical events as a backdrop, the film also follows Jiro in his relationship with Nahoko (voice of Emily Blunt), and his friendship with his colleague Honjo (voice of John Krasinski).
Expanding to a wide theatrical release starting February 28th, the English voice cast of The Wind Rises also features Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin, Mae Whitman, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, and William H. Macy. Hit the jump to watch the clip.