Aardman Animations’ latest feature film project, Early Man, is building star power with the announcement that Emmy nominated British actor Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) is joining previously announced headliner Eddie Redmayne in the voice cast.
Widely known for playing antagonist Loki in the Marvel movieverse, Hiddleston will voice a “ridiculously pompous” governor of the Bronze Age settlement. Lord Nooth is a tyrant obsessed with wealth — and with taking out Dug (Redmayne) and his Stone Age compatriots.
Early Man is set “at the dawn of time” and centers on a plucky caveman hero Dug (and his faithful animal sidekick, Hognob), who unites his tribe to beat the mighty Bronze Age humans at their own game.
Directed by Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit), Early Man is financed by Studiocanal, which will be shopping the film at AFM next month.