The wait is over! We are happy to announce that this christmas we will see our beloved bear on the cinemas again. The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade. While searching for a special gift for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s shop, and embarks on a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, suspicion falls on Paddington, and it’s up to him and the Browns to unmask the real thief, who appears to be a master of disguise..
Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson will join the all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin with Ben Whishaw as the beloved voice of PADDINGTON and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy. Hugh Grant plays Windsor Gardens’ local celebrity, PHOENIX BUCHANAN, a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years. Brendan Gleeson plays “KNUCKLES” MCGINTY, a notorious safe-cracker and legendary strongman who becomes an unexpected new ally for Paddington.
Paul King and David Heyman comment“It has been a complete joy to return to the world of Paddington. It was such a delight to see his first big screen adventure embraced by audiences around the world, and I couldn’t be more excited about Hugh and Brendan joining the cast to bring his next outing to life. Together, I hope we can make a film worthy of this most exceptional of bears.” Paul King
“I am thrilled to be back in the warm embrace of Paddington Bear, again under the inspired direction of Paul King. And I’m delighted to welcome Hugh and Brendan to our exceptional cast.” David Heyman.
PADDINGTON 2 is based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children’s stories by Michael Bond.
Release date Nordics: 10th of November 2017
“‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’”