Date: 21st October 2016

Tom Hiddleston to play villainous role in new Aardman film.

Actor Tom Hiddleston is to voice a villainous role in Early Man, the next film from animation company Aardman.

The Thor star said he felt "incredibly honoured" to have a role in the film, out in the UK in January 2018.

The Night Manager actor will play Lord Nooth, described as a "ridiculously pompous... Money-loving tyrant", in the prehistoric comedy adventure.

Director Nick Park said it had been "thrilling to see Hiddleston bring our comic villain to life".

Hiddleston, whose previous voice roles include a part in 2014's Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy, said he is a long-time fan of Park and Aardman.

Source: Press Release