A charming new UK trailer and featurette have been released for the big screen adaptation of the 1958 british children's book series, Paddington, which was created by Michael Bond. The story follows the crazy slapstick comedy antics of a bear, who is trying to live in modern society. Paddington the bear was originally supposed to be voiced by Colin Firth, but he dropped out and was replaced by Ben Whishaw, who is the voice that you will hear in the trailer.
The movie comes from Harry Potter producer David Heyman, and director Paul King. Here's the synopsis:
Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says 'Please look after this bear. Thank you,' and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
This looks like an entertaining movie, and the first trailer had my kids busting up in laughter. It also stars Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, and Imelda Staunton. The Weinstein Company will release the film in the U.S. on January 16th, 2015.