MUMBAI: Studio Canal will be bringing in a live action CGI version of the classic children’s story to theaters which will be directed by Paul King and David Heyman is producing. It is an adaptation of Michael Bond’s classic kids character Paddington Bear. The Weinstein Company is bringing it to North America.
This is the first release in a new label for the company called TWC-Dimension. Colin Firth will give the voice for the teddy bear while Kidman will be playing an evil taxidermist out for revenge. They were recently seen together in The Railway Man.
The shooting starts this month in UK. VFX is provided by Framestore and it is expected to release on 28 November in 2014. The movie will be released in the US in the first quarter of 2015.
Firth and Broadbent are repped by CAA and the UK’s Independent Talent Group; Kidman is repped by CAA; Bonneville is repped by UTA and the UK’s Gordon and French; Hawkins is with ICM Partners and the UK’s Conway van Gelder Grant.