Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham has been cast as the villain Grimmel in “How to Train Your Dragon 3” for DreamWorks Animation.
Animators put Abraham’s voice from his other titles against his animated persona, one said to be sinister but with a ‘gentlemanly calm’, and it was a perfect fit. As a result Abraham won’t be donning a Scottish accent, rather keeping his natural mellifluous baritone.
The story is set to conclude the story arc established by the first two movies about young viking Hiccup and Night Fury dragon Toothless. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Kit Harrington, and Cate Blanchett return for the new entry which opens March 1st 2019.
Abraham will be heard in next year’s “Isle of Dogs” and has had a regular role as CIA black ops director Dar Adal in Showtime’s “Homeland” over the past few years.