Assistant Professor Jeff Phillips Writes for ‘The King’s Daughter,’ Now in Theatres

During his first year of teaching at Belmont in 2017, Assistant Professor of Motion Pictures Jeff Phillips and his writing partner Lauren Conn were hired to write the voiceover narration for Julie Andrews for the theatrical feature “The King’s Daughter.” “The King’s Daughter,” an adaptation of the 1997 novel The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre starring Pierce Brosnan and Kaya Scodelario, opened in theatres on January 21.  

The historical fantasy romance is about King Louis XIV’s quest for immortality, which leads him to capture and steal a mermaid’s life force, a move that is further complicated by his daughter’s discovery of the creature. It was directed by Sean McNamara, who previously directed “Soul Surfer,” with whom Phillips has collaborated on several film and television projects in the past.  

“The King’s Daughter” is now showing in all theatres.