Producer David Heyman and StudioCanal have announced the start of principal photography for Paddington 2.
It’s been revealed that Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson will join the returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin, with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy.
The film is currently in production, slated for release in the UK on 10th November 2017.
Paul King commented: “It’s been a complete joy to return to the world of Paddington. It was such a delight to see his first big screen adventure embraced by audiences around the world, and I couldn’t be more excited about Hugh and Brendan joining the cast to bring his next outing to life.”
Ron Halpern, EVP of international productions and acquisitions for StudioCanal, added: “Paddington is such a beloved film for all of us at StudioCanal. There really is nothing which could make us all happier than to be back with Paul King, David Heyman and this wonderful cast to begin a new Paddington adventure.”
StudioCanal developed the film, is fully financing and will distribute in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, also handling international sales.