Oscar-winning actor Ralph Fiennes has signed on to voice Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, in the “LEGO Batman” movie at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The spin-off to last year’s successful “The LEGO Movie” sees Will Arnett reprising his role as the Caped Crusader. This time he’s joined by Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.
Chris McKay directs from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are producing.
The role is a distinguished one with actors such as Michael Caine, Michael Gough, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Alan Napier having portrayed it in the past. Currently Sean Pertwee plays him on FOX’s “Gotham,” while Jeremy Irons will take on the role in next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.
This also adds yet another major franchise to Fiennes’ resume following his roles as Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” films, M in the James Bond films, and Hades in the “Clash of the Titans” series. He’ll next be seen in the Coen brothers’ new film “Hail, Caesar!” in February.
Source: Heat Vision