Latest ‘Paddington’ Trailer Features The Voice Of New Lead, Ben Whishaw

Paddington has been one of the most hyped family films of the year, but several months ago the filmmakers behind The Weinstein Company’s latest human/CGI hybrid hit a road bump: They lost their star. Colin Firth had been attached to the film for several months, but shortly after the first trailer debuted he and the production team had an uncoupling that led the studio to seek a new voice for their furry star. They eventually settled on Ben Whishaw, and today we get to see hear his voice in action.

The third trailer for Paddington found its way online this morning, October 28. It is the first trailer to feature Whishaw’s voice, as well as the first to reveal the origin of Paddington’s name. Third trailers typically give away a bit too much about the film they are promoting, but as this is more of a preview reset than a true third trailer as there is nothing too spoilerific to be found. Check it out:

This movie looks GORGEOUS. Even if the story is a drag there will at least be plenty of eye candy for children of all ages to enjoy.

The official synopsis for Paddington reads:

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before.

Paddington opens in the UK on November 28 and in the US on January 16. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on Whishaw’s inclusion in the film.

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