New Line 'Compass' points to tyro teen

McNary, Dave
June 2006
Daily Variety;6/29/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 63, p13
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The article reports the debut of Dakota Blue Richards in a lead role for the latest New Line venture "The Golden Compass." Richards, a 12-year-old girl who plays the role of Lyra Belacqua in the film, is selected from among 10,000 girls auditioned in UK. The film is based on Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy "His dark materials," which centers on a girl who travels to save her best friend. The film is produced by Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment.


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