As per Deadline, we have the voice cast for The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim. Plus, a release date, synopsis, and the trade also has some concept art up. Go to the link there to see that for yourself. The War of the Rohirrim is an upcoming animated film from New Line and Warner Bros. The story is that of Helm Hammerhand, set almost 200 years prior to the events of The Lord of the Rings.
The film is set for theatrical release on April 12, 2024. Here is the latest synopsis.
The anime feature, directed by Kenji Kamiyama, is set 183 years before the events chronicled in the original trilogy of films. A sudden attack by Wulf, a clever and ruthless Dunlending lord seeking vengeance for the death of his father, forces Helm and his people to make a daring last stand in the ancient stronghold of the Hornburg – a mighty fortress that will later come to be known as Helm’s Deep. Finding herself in an increasingly desperate situation, Hera, the daughter of Helm, must summon the will to lead the resistance against a deadly enemy intent on their total destruction.
Brian Cox is playing Hammerhand, and Gaia Wise his daughter Hera. Luke Pasqualino (Snowpiercer) will portray Wulf. In addition the film will see the return of Miranda Otto as Eowyn. Though this tale is set long before Eowyn was born, Otto will serve as the film’s narrator. This will tie the film even close to The Lord of the Rings movies. Unlike Amazon’s The Rings of Power, The War of the Rohirrim will have the same designs as the movies.
The voice ensemble also includes Lorraine Ashbourne (Netflix’s Bridgerton), Yazdan Qafouri (I Came By), Benjamin Wainwright (BBC One’s World on Fire), Laurence Ubong Williams (Gateway), Shaun Dooley (Netflix’s The Witcher), Michael Wildman (Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jude Akuwudike (Beasts of No Nation), Bilal Hasna (BBC’s Sparks) and Janine Duvitski (ITV’s Benidorm).
The movie is being executive produced by Oscar winner Philippa Boyens, from the screenwriting team behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and produced by Joseph Chou (Blade Runner: Black Lotus TV series). The writing team of Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou have penned the screenplay from a script by Jeffrey Addiss & Will Matthews, based on the book The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. The team of creative collaborators returning from The Lord of the Rings” trilogy also includes Oscar winners Alan Lee and Richard Taylor, along with Tolkien illustrator John Howe.
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