One of the surprise hits of the last few years was just how successful the "Paddington" movie was. Could it have been the beginning of Nicole Kidman's recent rise to the top of her game? Almost entirely yes. The film was apparently the highest-grossing family film ever to be released by a non-Hollywood studio.
Well, the adorable bear is back and he's joined once again by an all-star cast, including Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson.
Paddington Bear has become a big hit in his community of Windsor Gardens, along with his loving family the Browns. When he finds the perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy, a pop-up book, he embarks on a series of odd jobs to earn the money to buy it. But when the book is stolen, It's up to Paddington and Mr. and Mrs. Brown to unmask the thief.
"Paddington 2" stars Ben Wishaw as the voice of the adorable bear, along with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Imelda Staunton.
Joining them is Hugh Grant, as Pheonix Buchanan, a local Windsor Gardens celebrity and acting legend, and Brendan Gleeson as "Knuckles" McGinty, a safe-cracker and strongman.
"Paddington 2" is scheduled to release in cinemas on December 21, just in time for the holidays.
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