Yesterday, the latest trailer for the upcoming stop-motion animated film The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which features Hugh Grant starring in his first animated role as the wonderfully bearded Pirate Captain, was released. The film is directed by Peter Lord, co-founder of the award-winning Aardman Animations studio that produced the excellent Wallace & Gromit shorts and films.
The film also features Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven voicing rival pirates, who compete with the captain for the Pirate of the Year award. The film also features Imelda Staunton (she was the menacing Dolores Jane Umbridge in the Harry Potter films) as Queen Victoria and David Tennant voicing a young Charles Darwin.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits is due for release on March 30 of next year. Check out the trailer below.