New ‘Paddington’ trailer arrives with a voice

The international trailer for Paddington has arrived this week, and for the first time, gives us the voice of Paddington Bear from actor Ben Whishaw.

The live action film, from the children’s books by Michael Bond, tells the story of a Peruvian Bear who arrives at Paddington station, with a love for marmalade.

After being taken in by Mr. and Mrs. Brown, played by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins, and given the name Paddington, he must avoid the clutches of an evil taxidermist, played by Nicole Kidman.

Paddington also stars Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and the current Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, in supporting roles.

Colin Firth was originally cast to provide the voice of Paddington Bear, but after it was decided that his voice didn’t match the role, he was replaced by Ben Whishaw.

Paddington has been written and directed by Paul King, currently known for his TV work, including directing the BBC comedy series The Mighty Boosh and Come Fly With Me.

The producer, David Heyman, also served as producer on all eight films in the Harry Potter series.

Paddington, distributed by StudioCanal, will be released on 28th November 2014 in the UK.

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2 Responses to New ‘Paddington’ trailer arrives with a voice

  1. I can’t decide if I’m anxiously awaiting this movie or dreading it. I constantly go back and forth. I guess mostly it will be good just to see it and have done with it so I can finally decide if I love it or hate it!


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