Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams has just been cast in Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man. Maisie Williams joins the cast voicing Goona, the rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations.
Nick Park told SFcrowsnest, “Maisie is a terrific actress, and she is of course no stranger to embodying a valiant heroine. I’m most excited to see her breathe life into Goona – I know she’ll be the perfect ally to Eddie’s Dug”.
Maisie added, “I’m a huge Aardman fan – having the chance to work with Nick Park is a dream come true, especially as I get to voice such a fantastic character as Goona. I can’t wait for audiences to meet her”.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were–Rabbit.
Nick”Park is the English animator best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep.
Cameras are rolling in Bristol with Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston previously announced as the voices of Dug and Lord Nooth respectively.