Full details of Paddington sequel confirmed, Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson join cast
Full details of the hit family adventure Paddington have been confirmed.
The movie, based on the beloved character created by Michael Bond, was a hit in 2014, grossing almost $300 million at the box office and will now get a sequel next year. It will simply be titled Paddington 2.
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin will all reprise their roles in the sequel with Ben Whishaw back to voice Paddington.
There are two new additions to the cast with Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining for the sequel. Grant will play Windsor Gardens’ local celebrity Phoenix Buchanan, a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years, while Brendan Gleeson plays Knuckles McGinty, a notorious safe-cracker and legendary strongman who becomes an unexpected new ally for Paddington.
Speaking about the sequel, director Paul King said: "It has 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. Together, I hope we can make a film worthy of this most exceptional of bears."
Paddington 2 will be released into cinemas on November 10th in 2017.