iFor years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham [Robert Redford] has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace [Bryce Dallas Howard], who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales… until she meets Pete [Oakes Fegley]. Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie [Oona Laurence], an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack [Wes Bentley] owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.