Paddington 3: Antonio Banderas and Rachel Zegler join the cast, Emily Mortimer will replace Sally Hawkins

Paddington 3: Antonio Banderas and Rachel Zegler join the cast, Emily Mortimer will replace Sally Hawkins

Paddington 3 has completed its cast as a player departs from the franchise.

Antonio Banderas and Rachel Zegler will join franchise newcomer Olivia Colman in the third film in the franchise, while Emily Mortimer has been cast to replace Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Brown, the family matriarch.

“For me, it felt like the right time to hand the reins over to another, and there’s none like the wonderful Emily Mortimer, she’s extraordinarily special. She will embody the essence of Mary Brown and yet make her completely hers. However, I am and always will be in love with the world of Paddington,” Hawkins said in a statement.

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The returning cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin, as well as Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton returning as the voice of Aunt Lucy.

The official synopsis for the film reads: “Paddington’s story comes full circle as he returns to Peru to visit his beloved Aunt Lucy, who now resides in the retired bear house. With the Brown family in tow, a thrilling adventure begins when a mystery sends them on an unexpected journey through the Amazon rainforest and up to the mountain peaks of Peru.

Colman will play a nun who runs a retired bear shelter. Banderas will play a charming and intrepid riverboat captain who offers to help the Brown family in their Peruvian adventure, along with his daughter, who will be played by Zegler.

Paddington in Peru will be the first feature film from Dougal Wilson, the award-winning commercial and music video director. Heyday and StudioCanal are producing the feature film. Shooting will take place in London and Peru.

StudioCanal, which fully supports the film, will be released Paddington in Peru in the UK, France, Germany, Benelux, Australia/New Zealand and Poland. Sony Pictures holds rights for the rest of the world, excluding Russia, China and Japan.

THE Paddington the films were both commercial and critical successes for StudioCanal, grossing more than $500 million at the worldwide box office. The first two films have a 97% and 99% fresh rating respectively on Rotten Tomatoes, and have also achieved cult status. Recently, films have been mentioned in the plot of the protagonist of Nicolas Cage The unbearable weight of an enormous talent, While Paddington participated in Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee celebration, a skit that garnered a BAFTA award.