CANNES -- Hugh Bonneville is set to star in Captain Nemo, a 3D action movie that is scheduled to begin filming in August in China. Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to the project, which will be partially financed by Chinese investors.
The movie’s being billed as a “steampunk” tale that will serve as a sequel of sorts to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and follow Captain Nemo, as he joins forces with President Ulysses Grant to battle an evil genius who is causing naval disasters.
Two television favorites will be sharing some of their talents not always seen on the air this Christmas in a very special way. Find out more inside!
Awards season is just beginning and soon will come the Fall onslaught of hopefuls, but for now there’s a bit of a lull as a relative few Specialty newcomers make their ways into theaters over the Labor Day weekend. William H. Macy's second feature directorial, The Layover, opens via Vertical Entertainment, as does India-set historical drama Viceroy's House starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville along with Gillian Anderson, going out day and date from IFC Films.
Deadline: Hugh Bonneville, Eric Stonestreet, Bonnie Hunt, Cary Elwes, Dean Norris and Ruth Connell have been summoned to Sofia The First‘s court to lend their voices to a special story arc that is set to debut October 12 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Hunt and Stonetreet will reprise their roles as Aunt Tilly and Sofia’s flying horse Minimus, respectively, in the four episodes, which will feature an appearance from the latest Disney princess to guest star on the hit series, Brave‘s Merida (Connell). Bonneville will narrate throughout the arc, Sofia The First: The Secret Library, while Elwes will voice the nefarious Prince Roderick and Norris will play Minimus’ brother, Mazzimo.