October 08, 2008 08:26:52 GMT
The star of BBC's 'Little Britain' will be joining the animated movie's star-studded voice cast that include Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell and Freddie Highmore.
"Astro Boy" now has an additional voice. On Tuesday, October 7, Erin Corbett, the President of Imagi Studios U.S., stated that the upcoming CGI animated feature film will include Matt Lucas in the voice cast ensemble.
Other voice cast that crowd this movie include Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy. In addition, Freddie Highmore will take the voice for the title role.
Lucas is a writer/actor who has been widely known for his performance on stage as well as in feature films and television. His famous accomplishment is winning multiple BAFTA Awards for his role as Vicky Pollard in popular BBC comedy series "Little Britain", which is also made in the U.S. with its series title "Little Britain USA".
"Astro Boy" is directed by David Bowers, who is famous of his work "Flushed Away", with the screenplay written by Timothy Harris, who also wrote for "Trading Places", "Kindergarten Cop". Meanwhile, Maryann Garger is the producer of this movie. Imagi Studio's "Astro Boy" tells about a powerful young robot that begins to search for his identity and destiny. It will be released nationwide on October 23, 2009.