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Sherlock star signs up for Penguins role

07 August 2013, 09:07

Los Angeles - Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich have signed up for The Penguins of Madagascar.

The Hollywood stars have been snapped up by DreamWorks Animation to voice new characters in the spin-off movie, which will feature the aquatic flightless birds from the popular Madagascar franchise, according to TheWrap.com.

The Star Trek Into Darkness star has been selected to voice a high-ranking animal CIA agent, while the Red 2 actor will voice the film's villain.

Cumberbatch's strong British accent is in high demand in the film industry nowadays after he recently voiced both Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit sequels, while Malkovich has previously voiced a role in Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf.

Simon J. Smith is directing the movie from a script penned by Michael Colton and John Aboud. Lara Breay will produce the film alongside executive producers Mireille Soria, Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell, who were all accountable for the original Madagascar trilogy.

DreamWorks is best known for its hit animated franchises including Kung Fu Panda and Shrek.

The Penguins of Madagascar
is scheduled for release on 27 March 27 2015.

- BangShowBiz


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