Hugh Grant will be the lead voice as a captain pirate in Sony Animation’s toon adventure, THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS. The feature is directed by Peter Lord and co-directed by Jeff Newitt from a script penned by author Gideon Defoe, who wrote the original novel that follows a pirate captain (Grant) who travels to London where he meets Charles Darwin and a talking chimp, on a mission to win the Pirate of the Year Award. Grant joins an ensamble of actors who include Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Brian Blessed and the always reliable, Jeremy Piven.
Lord, Julie Lockhart, David Sproxton will produce, with Carla Shelley to executive produce.
Grant is repped by CAA