Aardman Announce The Pirates! Cast
Aardman announced today who will be providing the voices for their forthcoming stop motion feature film 'The Pirates!'
Hugh Grant, starring in his first animated role, is the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a young Charles Darwin (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, Aardman’s most ambitious stop-motion film to date, will be created with the same beautiful hand-crafted technique that the company brought to the Academy Award-winning film 'Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' and 'Chicken Run'. The film is directed by Peter Lord, a founding partner of Aardman, director of 'Chicken Run' (with Nick Park), and a two-time Academy Award nominee for his short films at Aardman.