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'Harry Potter' Stars Sign Up for 'Arthur Christmas'

November 3, 2010 (9:13 am) GMT
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent are three of the actors who will voice a character each in the animation which also boasts the voice of James McAvoy.
'Harry Potter' Stars Sign Up for 'Arthur Christmas'

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" stars , , and are reuniting for a new Christmas movie. The British stars have finished filming the two-part epic, which will hit cinema screens later this this month and next July, but will reunite for Aardman Animation's upcoming 3D release "".

The trio will join , and in the comedy, which tells the fictional story of Father Christmas' dysfunctional family, including his son Arthur, played by Scottish actor McAvoy. The film is set to be released next November, in time for the holiday season.

The movie is directed by Sarah Smith using the script by Smith and Peter Baynham. Speaking of the cast ensemble Smith said, "Not only are they all terrifically funny, charming and characterful, but they have also brought an emotional subtlety and depth that gives the film great heart."

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