Eddie Redmayne has been announced as the first cast member to join Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure Early Man.
The actor will voice “plucky caveman” Dug who, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game.
Co-funded and distributed by STUDIOCANAL, Early Man marks Park’s first feature film since Academy Award winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and is set to introduce “an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.”
Commenting on Redmayne’s casting, Nick Park said: “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life.
“He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m sure he’ll get along brilliantly with Dug’s sidekick Hognob.”
UK: January 26th 2018
France: January 31st 2018
Germany: March 29th 2018
Australia/NZ: March 29th 2018