Anastasia: Once Upon A Time is set in 1917, this version of the beloved classic Anastasia sees Anastasia Romanov escape through a time portal when her family is threatened by Vladimir Lenin, and finds herself in the year 1988.
The film is a tale of hope and friendship inspired by the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov of Russia. Set in 1917, the royal Romanov family is overthrown by the rising power of Vladimir Lenin. In an attempt to save the Czar and his family, Rasputin — the Romanov’s trusted advisor — creates a portal to hide them in the future. As they prepare to enter, only Anastasia is able to make it through before Lenin’s soldiers discover them. Finding herself in 1988 America, Anastasia is befriended by a 12-year-old girl named Megan and an unlikely connection forms between the two. With a Romanov heir still missing, Rasputin is enchanted by a spell and sent to the future to find Anastasia, ultimately underestimating the power of friendship and how love itself can turn back the hands of time.
Blake Harris directed the live-action family film, which was filmed in Portugal.
Carey portrays the young Diana in 2017’s big screen Wonder Woman.
This is the first big screen remake of the classic Russian story since 1997, when 20th Century Fox released an animated version featuring Meg Ryan as the title character.