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Clooney, Blanchett Voicing Anderson's "Fox"

Wes Anderson is already planning his follow-up to the still-filming The Darjeeling Limited. Due in 2008 will be a stop-motion (in the vein of Tim Burton's "The Corpse Bride") adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book, "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."

Signing up to do the "Fox" trot are George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, fresh off their duties in "The Good German." Clooney would voice the title character--as he schemes to outwit some dastardly farmers who wish him harm--and Blanchett would voice his wife. Others in talks to do voice work in this project include Jason Schwartzman and Anjelica Huston.

Dahl's work has previously come to the screen in stop-motion fashion, with "James and the Giant Peach," which Burton, who went on to make a cinematic version of another well-known Dahl book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," co-produced.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted by on February 23, 2007 1:59 PM
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