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Cast set for Hooper’s ‘Speech’

Bonham Carter, Pearce join Firth, Rush in film

Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon have all boarded helmer Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” alongside the previously announced Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.

Period drama follows the young King George VI — the father of the current Queen Elizabeth II — as he reluctantly assumes the throne after his brother, Edward, abdicates.

Considered unfit to rule and cursed with a nervous stammer, the unprepared monarch turns to an unorthodox speech therapist, Lionel Logue. The two men form an unlikely friendship as King George finds his voice and leads the country into war against the Nazis.

Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films and Gareth Unwin of Bedlam Prods. are producing. Bedlam’s Simon Egan is a co-producer. David Seidler has penned the pic, which has started lensing in the U.K.

The Weinstein Co. will distribute the film in North America and also has rights in a handful of foreign markets.

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