Bonham-Carter, Fiennes Join Wallace and Gromit

Oscar-nominees Helena Bonham-Carter and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to the voice cast of DreamWorks’ and Aardman’s upcoming feature Wallace and Gromit: Curse Of The Wererabbit, according to the Internet Movie Database ( The film is set to begin principal photography in Bristol, England this week at Aardman.

Wallace and Gromit are the stars of Nick Park’s Oscar-winning clay animation shorts The Wrong Trousers (1993) and A Close Shave (1995), as well as the nominated A Grand Day Out. The duo recently appeared in Cracking Contraptions, a series of minute-long online misadventures for Atom Films, and had their video game debut with Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo from BAM! Ent.

Their feature film debut has Wallace and Gromit hunting down a mysterious beast which has been rampaging their village’s prize marrows and potatoes just days before the giant vegetable-growing contest. Bonham-Carter will reportedly voice new character Lady Tottington, and Fiennes will provide the voice of Lord Victor Quatermaine. Curse of the Wererabbit is rumored to have a budget of $80 million and is slated for release sometime in 2005.