According to Deadline, veteran actor F. Murray Abraham has been cast in How to Train Your Dragon 3. Abraham will play the role of the villain in the third installment of the franchise. The head of Dreamworks Animation Film Group, Chris de Faria, had this to say on the casting decision:
“We are thrilled that F. Murray Abraham has joined our How to Train Your Dragon 3 cast as the villainous Grimmel. This character brings a captivating new story line to the culmination of our trilogy. There is a gentlemanly calm to this sinister role, one that dovetails beautifully with this iconic actor’s immense range and talents.”
How to Train Your Dragon 3 is set to hit theaters in 2019. Along with Abraham, the film will also have Jay Baruchel, who has been in all three films in the franchise, returning as Hiccup, Cate Blanchett as Valka , and America Ferrara returns as Astrid. Also joining the cast this time around is Kit Harington from Game of Thrones.
Murray should give fans of the franchise a great villain, he has had an illustrious career and won in Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading role for 1995’s Amadeus. Other notable role for Abraham include Scarface, The Last Action Hero, and a recurring role on SHOWTIME’s Homeland.
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