A Paddington Bear movie? Call me childish, but that is just too adorable! The cast is pretty darn cute too.
Somehow previous news of this upcoming movie had eluded me. But I’m now in the loop – and incredibly happy to be!
It comes to my attention as A-list casting gets underway. Nicole Kidman will be taking a turn as the badie, playing a determined taxidermist who wants Paddington – a rare species of bear – stuffed (SCARILEDGE!)
She joins an already impressive cast, including British bigwigs Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.
The most warm and fuzzy casting of all, however, is Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington Bear himself.
The film will be a mix of live-action and CGI – much like TED…just minus the sex, drugs and profanity.
With David Heyman (HARRRY POTTER) producing, and Paul King (MIGHTY BOOSH TV series) directing, the film looks set to have the right balance of magic and absurdity.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin this month, with the film to hit Aussie screens in January 2015.