Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new trailer for Paddington 2, the follow-up to the 2014 hit family flick based on the popular children’s book character Paddington Bear.
The sequel is once again directed by Paul King (The Mighty Boosh, Bunny and the Bull), and stars Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Imelda Staunton.
Continue below to read a full synopsis and watch the new trailer.
Following the worldwide hit â€œPaddington,â€ one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucyâ€™s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruberâ€™s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, itâ€™s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Reuniting many of the original filmâ€™s cast while welcoming those in new roles, â€œPaddington 2â€ stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (â€œDownton Abbeyâ€), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (â€œBlue Jasmineâ€), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (â€œThe Guard,â€ â€œInto the Storm,â€ â€œIn Brugesâ€), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (â€œBilly Elliot,â€ â€œEducating Ritaâ€), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (â€œIrisâ€), and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (short, â€œFranz Kafkaâ€™s Itâ€™s a Wonderful Lifeâ€), with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (â€œFour Weddings and a Funeralâ€), and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (â€œThe Hollow Crownâ€) as the voice of Paddington. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (â€œVera Drakeâ€) as the voice of Aunt Lucy.
Paddingtonâ€™s return to the big screen was again helmed by BAFTA-nominated director Paul King (â€œPaddington,â€ â€œCome Fly with Me,â€ â€œThe Mighty Booshâ€) from a script written by King and Simon Farnaby (Sky TVâ€™s â€œYonderland,â€ â€œMindhornâ€), based on the best-selling and internationally adored books by Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear. The film was produced by multiple award-winning producer David Heyman (the â€œHarry Potterâ€ films, â€œFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,â€ Oscar nominee for â€œGravityâ€). Serving as executive producers were Rosie Alison, Jeffrey Clifford, Alexandra Ferguson Derbyshire, Ron Halpern, and Didier Lupfer. Creative talent returning behind the camera included director of photography Erik Alexander Wilson (â€œTyrannosaur,â€ â€œSubmarineâ€), production designer Gary Williamson (â€œBunny and the Bull,â€ â€œSubmarineâ€), Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (â€œWonder Woman,â€ â€œThe Dark Knightâ€), and editor Mark Everson (â€œMindhorn,â€ â€œAlan Partridgeâ€), joined by editor Jonathan Amos (â€œBaby Driverâ€). Visual effects were provided by the highly acclaimed British VFX company, Framestore, led by animation director Pablo Grillo (â€œFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themâ€) and VFX supervisors Andy Kind (â€œGravityâ€) and Glen Pratt (â€œBeauty and the Beastâ€). The score is composed by Academy Award winner Dario Marianelli (â€œAtonementâ€). â€œPaddington 2â€ was shot on location in and around central London, as well as on the legendary soundstages of Warner Bros. Leavesden and Pinewood film studios.
Paddington 2 will be released here in the States on January 12th.