What’s Next for Narnia Stars?

Posted August 26, 2004 10:18 am by Tirian

Jim Broadbent (Professor Kirke) and Ray Winstone (the voice of Mr. Beaver) will appear in Pathe’s CGI-animated version of the children’s television classic The Magic Roundabout. They’ll be joining Ian McKellan who has signed on to provide the voice for the wizard Zebedee. The movie, backed by Pathe Pictures, is scheduled to begin filming in February. The original TV series was created in the late 1960s by French author Serge Danot and adapted into English by Eric Thompson.

Ray Winstone is set to star in Jerusalem, Sam Taylor Wood’s film about the 18th-century English artist William Blake. Winstone will play William Blake but at this time he is the only announced cast member. No word on when that film will begin shooting.

Tilda Swinton (The White Witch) will join Sharon Stone, Jessica Lange, Chloe Sevigny, and Bill Murray in an untitiled movie by director Jim Jarmusch that is to begin shooting next month. Details of the script are being kept under wraps but the film will shoot in upstate New York and is expected to be budgeted at $8 million to $10 million.

It is unclear how this will affect Swinton’s shooting schedule with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Compiled from reports at Relish Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter.