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Hugh Grant to voice for Aardman's 'Pirates'

May 6, 2011 - London

British actor Hugh Grant will lend his voice for a pirate captain in the upcoming 3D animated adventure from the team behind the Oscar-winning 'Wallace' and 'Gromit' films.

'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists' will have Salma Hayek as his arch-rival Cutlass Liz, with David Tennant as a young Charles Darwin. Martin Freeman, Brian Blessed and Imelda Staunton will also feature. I'm so grateful to the entire cast for their talent and energy. Only Hugh could anchor this story of love, loyalty, greed and nautical high-jinks," the BBC quoted Aardman's Peter Lord, director of the film, as saying.

The movie will use the same stop-motion techniques of previous Aardman films, such as 'Chicken Run'.

The film, to be distributed by Columbia Pictures, will be released on March 2012.


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