Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey and John Cleese are among a host of stars who have joined the cast for CHARLOTTE'S WEB - an animated movie adaptation of EB WHITE's best-selling children's book.

Roberts will voice CHARLOTTE, Winfrey a goose named GUSSY while Cleese will get into character as SAMUEL the sheep.

The GARY WINICK-directed movie, which is due to begin production in Australia later this month (JAN05), will also star Steve Buscemi as sarcastic RAT TEMPLETON and hip-hop star ANDRE 3000 as a dimwitted cow.

Charlotte's Web is the best-selling children's paperback of all time, selling 45 million copies worldwide and being translated into 23 languages since being first published in 1952.

19/01/2005 17:02