Thursday, 19 June 2014

COLIN FIRTH OUT OF PADDINGTON MONTHS BEFORE RELEASE


A trailer for StudioCanal's upcoming update of the popular British TV show was notable for not featuring Colin Firth. He had been cast to provide the voice of the titular character in Paddington in Paul King's film, but has announced now that he has dropped out of the production. The film, which is due for release in the British Isles as soon as the 28th of November, will now have to scramble to find a replacement for the Oscar-winner, and someone talented enough to head up a stellar supporting cast including Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Bonneville and Nicole Kidman. The Weinstein Company will handle North American distribution, where it's set to open on Christmas Day.