Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth together again for Paddington Bear
Firth will not be seen however – he is lending his voice to the little bear, a much-loved children’s favourite created in the 1950s by author Michael Bond. Nicole Kidman will play a malevolent taxidermist, with Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins as Mr and Mrs Brown, with whom Paddington lives in London.
In the books, Paddington arrives from ‘Darkest Peru’; shooting on the ‘Peruvian’ scenes actually took place in April this year in Costa Rica.
The feature comes from UK-based Heyday Films and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter) with finance from Studio Canal. Paul King directs from his own screenplay.