Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jamie Bell is Tintin

Screenterrier first asked the question here


but now it has been answered.

Jamie Bell, who became a child star at the age of 14 when he appeared as the title character in Billy Elliot, has been cast as the lead in Steven Spielberg’s big-screen adaptation of the Tintin comic books.

He will provide the voice and movement for the bequiffed Belgian journalist in Spielberg’s computer-generated animation, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. The film is the first of a possible three Tintin adventures created by Spielberg in collaboration with Peter Jackson, the director of the Lord of the Rings films.

Bell’s appointment to play the world’s most famous Belgian coincides with the announcement that Daniel Craig will play Red Rackham, one of the villains of the story. Craig, known around the world for his portrayal of James Bond, recently starred opposite Bell in Defiance, an action-drama set during the Second World War.

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