The first Paddington 2 trailer has arrived
TWC-Dimension has released the first-look Paddington 2 trailer, which sees Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson join the fun. Directed by Paul King (Paddington, Come Fly with Me, The Mighty Boosh) and written by King and Simon Farnaby (Paddington, Yonderland, Mindhorn), the sequel features the returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin, with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy.
The sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…
Hugh Grant plays Windsor Gardens’ local celebrity, Phoenix Buchanan, a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years. Brendan Gleeson plays “Knuckles” McGinty, a notorious safe-cracker and legendary strongman who becomes an unexpected new ally for Paddington.
Paddington 2 is produced by multi award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Gravity, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them).
Paddington is the highest grossing independent (non-US studio) family film of all-time, grossing $270 million worldwide. Paddington 2 is based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children’s stories by British author Michael Bond.
Paddington 2 will open in UK theaters on November 10, 2017 and in North America on January 12, 2018.