Date: 19th October 2016
Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson are to join the cast of Paddington in a sequel to the 2014 box office hit.
Grant will play Phoenix Buchanan, "a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years".
Gleeson will be seen as "Knuckles" McGinty, "a notorious safe-cracker and legendary strongman who becomes an unexpected new ally for Paddington".
Ben Whishaw will again voice Michael Bond's ursine hero in Paddington 2, to be released in the UK in November 2017.
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent will also reprise their roles in director Paul King's sequel.
Source: Press Release
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