Grant, Tennant, Hayek Join Aardman’s “Pirates”

Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Salma Hayek, Martin Freeman, Brian Blessed and Imelda Staunton are all set to voice characters in a new 3D animated adventure from Aardman Animation (“Chicken Run”) reports The BBC.

Grant will voice a bumbling pirate captain in “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists” which will employ the stop-motion techniques of their “Wallace and Gromit” series. Hayek plays his arch-rival Cutlass Liz and Tennant is a young Charles Darwin.

Peter Lord will direct while Sony Pictures will release the film on March 30th 2012.