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Firth, Kidman Re-Team On "Paddington Bear"

By Garth Franklin Friday September 13th 2013 02:22PM
Firth, Kidman Re-Team On "Paddington Bear"

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are set to star in the big screen live action adaptation of of Michael Bond's classic kids character "Paddington Bear" from StudioCanal.

The story follow the adventures of a curious bear from darkest Peru who arrives in the British capital lost and is adopted by a well-to-do family named Brown.

His adoptive family name him after the place where they found him: London's Paddington train station.

Firth will provide the voice of the CG bear, while Kidman will play an evil taxidermist out for revenge. Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent also star.

Paul King helms the project which just began shooting in the U.K. ahead of a late November 2014 UK release.

The Weinstein Company just scored the North American rights to the film and will release it through their new label TWC-Dimension in early 2015.

Source: THR

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