Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, revealing that the nefarious Mrs. Tweedy is back as the main villain in the stop-motion sequel.
This is the first time that most of us will hear the re-cast main characters.
Returning to voice Mrs. Tweedy is Miranda Richardson. News of Richardson’s involvement was accompanied by the announcement that British actor Peter Serafinowicz will also lend his voice to the film’s cast.
A sequel to the contemporary classic Chicken Run (2000), Aardman Animations’ latest will debut on the platform on December 15, after world premiering at next month’s BFI London Film Festival on October 14.
- Dawn of the Nugget is directed by Sam Fell (ParaNorman, Flushed Away) and written by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell, and Rachel Tunnard. It’s produced by Steve Pegram and Leyla Hobart, executive produced by Fell, Kirkpatrick, Paul Kewley, Nick Park, Peter Lord, and Carla Shelley.
- The film’s previously announced voice cast features Thandiwe Newton, Zachary Levi, Bella Ramsey, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, David Bradley, Jane Horrocks, Romesh Ranganathan, Daniel Mays, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, and Nick Mohammed.
- Said Fell in a release, “They say a movie is only as good as its villain, and Ginger’s nemesis, Mrs. Tweedy, is one of the all-time greats. Now she’s out to take industrial-scale revenge on all chicken-kind with the Dawn of the Nugget. We’ve had so much fun working with Miranda Richardson to transform Melisha Tweedy into the ultimate 1960s super-villain. Miranda has a unique understanding of drama and comedy, making you laugh while scaring the pants off you in the exact same moment. Also rounding out our fantastic cast is Peter Serafinowicz, playing Reginald Smith, a slightly bemused businessman visiting Mrs. Tweedy’s giant nugget factory. It takes a particular kind of comic genius to play the foil to Miranda Richardson’s hilariously frightening archvillain. Peter pulls it off with effortless finesse.”