David Tennant (Doctor Who) has joined the cast of the animated Terry Pratchett Discworld adaptation The Amazing Maurice from Sky Cinema. Also joining the film are Ariyon Bakare (His Dark Materials), Rob Brydon (The Trip), Julie Atherton, and Joe Sugg.
Based on the late Terry Pratchett’s 2011 Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, the film will follow “a streetwise ginger cat who has the perfect money-making scam. He finds a kid who plays a pipe, and also befriends his very own horde of talking rats. When they reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, their con game goes awry.”
Tennant and the other newly joined cast members will star alongside Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Hugh Laurie (House), Gemma Arterton (Vita & Virginia), David Thewlis (Wonder Woman), Himesh Patel (Yesterday) and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey).
The Amazing Maurice was first announced last year by German production outfit Ulysses Filmproduktion (Luis and the Aliens), who are now joined on the project by Sky, Cantilever Media and animation companies Studio Rakete and Red Star Animation, along with Pratchett’s Narrativia production outfit. Toby Genkel (Two by Two: Overboard!) and Florian Westermann (Little Dodo) are directing the film.
The Amazing Maurice will be released some time in 2022.
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