Eddie Redmayne to voice a prehistoric caveman

2016-05-10 22:00

Los Angeles - Eddie Redmayne has been cast in Aardman Studios' Early Man.

The Oscar winning actor will voice the role of caveman Dug in the prehistoric adventure as he teams up with sidekick Hognob to unite his tribe against a mighty enemy in a battle to beat them.

Early Man will be directed by Nick Park, his first feature film since Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and the director is thrilled to have cast Eddie in his movie.

He said: "Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I'm sure he'll get along brilliantly with Dug's sidekick Hognob."

Early Man is set "at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth".

The stop-frame animation is co-financed by Studiocanal, which previously worked with Aardman on Shaun the Sheep, and will be released on January 26, 2018.

Eddie, 34, will next appear in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in which he plays Newt Scamander.

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