Pop icon Madonna has agreed to lend her voice to upcoming animated adventure PUSS IN BOOTS - a spin-off from the SHREK series based around ANTONIO BANDERAS' feline swashbuckler alter-ego.

The GET INTO THE GROOVE singer has been keen to try her hand at something new after dabbling in acting and writing children's books - and she jumped at the chance to voice her own character.

A Hollywood insider tells British newspaper The Sun, "Madonna fancied doing something completely different and this sounded like so much fun. She is a fan of Shrek and thought Antonio was the best thing about the sequel.

"She has two young children and sees how much they love the films. Madonna is also friends with Mike Myers and respects him. He told her Puss would be a hit and she trusts his judgement."

26/04/2005 04:34