THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Casts Ralph Fiennes as Alfred

Talk about perfect casting: THR reports that Ralph Fiennes has been added to the cast of The LEGO Batman Movie as The Dark Knight's trusty butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

Will Arnett is returning to reprise his role as the overconfident and hilarious Batman from 2014's The LEGO Movie, and he's joined by Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker. Chris McKay (Robot Chicken, The LEGO Movie) will direct from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Fiennes is a wonderful addition to this cast, and considering his history in The Grand Budapest Hotel, he already has some experience playing characters in the service industry. But he also played a deranged crime boss (In Bruges) and an evil wizard (Harry Potter), so he should be able to imbue this Alfred with a convincing bit of ass-kickery if the script calls for it. Fiennes will next be seen in theaters later this week; he plays M in the newest James Bond movie, Spectre. The LEGO Batman Movie arrives in theaters on February 10th, 2017.

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