Eddie Redmayne cast in Early Man

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 May 2016
Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne will voice the character of caveman Dug in Aardman Studios' 'Early Man'

Eddie Redmayne has been cast in Aardman Studios' 'Early Man'.

The Oscar winning actor will voice the role of caveman Dug in the prehistoric adventure as he teams up with sidekick Hognob to unite his tribe against a mighty enemy in a battle to beat them.

'Early Man' will be directed by Nick Park, his first feature film since Oscar-winning 'Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit', and the director is thrilled to have cast Eddie in his movie.

He said: "Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I'm sure he'll get along brilliantly with Dug's sidekick Hognob."

'Early Man' is set "at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth".

The stop-frame animation is co-financed by Studiocanal, which previously worked with Aardman on 'Shaun the Sheep', and will be released on January 26, 2018.

Eddie, 34, will next appear in 'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', in which he plays Newt Scamander.

Early Man

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Park
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall
  • UK release: 26 January 2018

Gormless caveman Dug (Redmayne) and his clan are menaced by Bronze Age invader Lord Nooth (Hiddleston), until twinkle-toed defector Goona (Williams) joins them to help them unite. Deliciously daft prehistoric fun from Park and his team on top form, with winning human touches, plenty of sight gags and painful puns.

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