StudioCanal announced today that Tom Hiddleston has joined the cast of Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure, “Early Man”.
Hiddleston will voice Lord Nooth in the film, the governor of the Bronze Age town and a money- loving tyrant. Hiddleston’s character is also the rival of the film’s Stone Age hero, Dug (Eddie Redmayne).
Park spoke about the casting stating, “Tom is a wonderful actor and it’s so thrilling to see him bring our comic villain to life with his amazing talent, energy and enthusiasm. It is a great privilege to work with Tom and I’m so excited to see his character Lord Nooth emerge on screen!”
Hiddleston said, “I’ve been a fan of Nick Park and Aardman for as long as I can remember, and am incredibly honoured to be working with Nick and the team on this adventure. I’m thrilled to be able to breathe some semblance of life into this hysterical villain and to work with Eddie for the first time. EARLY MAN made me laugh out loud when I read it. Lord Nooth is larger than life in every respect. I can’t wait for audiences to meet him”.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT.