Hugh Grant has signed on to do the lead voice in “The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists,” the new stop-motion 3D toon produced by Aardman Animations for Sony Pictures Animation.Grant, starring in his first animated role, voices a bearded pirate captain who travels far and wide in a quest to win the much coveted Pirate of the Year Award. “Pirates” is helmed by Peter Lord, a founding partner of Aardman and the director of “Chicken Run” (with Nick Park), and is co-directed by Jeff Newitt. Gideon Defoe pens the script, based upon his tomes. Lord, David Sproxton and Julie Lockhart produce while Carla Shelley exec produces.
Hugh Grant boards ‘The Pirates’
Thesp to lend voice to stop-motion Aardman 3D toon