Director: Zach Helm (directorial debut)
Co-stars: Dustin Hoffman & Jason Bateman…
US Release Date: November 16, 2007.
Filming: from March 31th until June 13th of 2006 in Toronto.
Natalie’s Character: Molly Mahoney, the depressed manager of a toy store.
Plot Summary: set in a strange and magical toy store, “Emporium” is a story about growing up and believing in the unbelievable.
A depressed manager comes into the care of an enchanted toy store after the eccentric owner passes away. However, the once-bustling business goes down because her depression and disbelief of anything enchanted. She must overcome her skeptism in order to see the magical part of life.
– Described as a cross between “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Big”.
– Drew Barrymore was once considered for the role.
– Was originally intended to be a much smaller indie film.
Running Time: 93 min
MPAA Rating: G Rated
Budget: ? (Mandate Pictures)
Gross: $32 Million ($69.5 million worldwide)