Eddie Redmayne joins Aardman animation movie

Eddie Redmayne

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is to voice the next Aardman animation feature.

Redmayne has joined Aardman creator Nick Park's new prehistoric comedy Early Man as the voice of Dug. The actor is the first cast member to be announced.

Nick Park said: “Not only is Eddie a joy to work with, his versatility and boundless energy have really helped to bring my new character to life. He embodies the cheeky charm, fun and plucky wit of Dug and I’m sure he’ll get along brilliantly with Dug’s sidekick Hognob.”

The prehistoric comedy tells the story of caveman Dug who tries to unite his tribe against the Bronze age. The film marks Nick Park's first film since the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.