OSCAR-nominated stars Helena Bonham-CARTER and Ralph Fiennes will lend their voices to the first ever feature length Wallace And Gromit movie.

The project, titled CURSE OF THE WERERABBIT, will begin shooting in Bristol, England next week (begs27OCT03) at AARDMAN ANIMATIONS's studio.

The movie sees the studio's popular characters Wallace and Gromit hunt down the mysterious beast which has been rampaging their village's prize marrows and potatoes just days before the giant vegetable growing contest.

Helena will voice new character LADY TOTTINGTON, and Ralph will provide the sound for LORD VICTOR QUATERMAINE.

Curse of the Wererabbit - with a budget in excess of $80 million (GBP50 million) - will take 18 months to make and is expected to be released in 2005.

26/10/2003 11:04