Moomins Cast Adds Three, Including van Sydow

Max von Sydow, Mads Mikkelsen and Helena Mattsson have been cast as voice actors in a new Moomins animated feature.

The trio joins an all-star cast for the Finnish production that includes Stellan Skarsgard, Alexander Skarsgard and Peter Stormare.

The stereoscopic 3-D animated film ‘ officially titled Moomins and the Comet Chase and set to premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival ‘ will feature Oscar-nominee von Sydow as the narrator. Mikkelsen, who most recently appeared in Clash of the Titans, will play Sniff; while Mattson, who has a role in the upcoming Iron Man 2, will voice Snorkmaiden.

Oy Filmkompaniet is producing the film, which is based on the classic books by Tove Jansson. Maria Lindberg is directing from a script by Joel Backstrom, Iivo Baric, Anders Larsson and Minna Karvonen.

The film is scheduled for a theatrical release in fall 2010.