Film - The Amazing Maurice

The Amazing Maurice - a ginger cat

Sky has revealed a First Look at some of the characters for the film adaptation of The Amazing Maurice ...

Press Release

In The Amazing Maurice, a Sky Original, Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of self-taught talking rats. When Maurice and the rodents reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, they meet a bookworm called Malicia and their little con soon goes down the drain.

This animated family film will mark the 20th Anniversary of the book by Sir Terry Pratchett and will star:

Hugh Laurie as Maurice, 

Maurice, a ginger and white cat

Emilia Clarke as Malicia, 

A girl with short red hair and a belted jerkin and black trousers

Himesh Patel as Keith, 

Dark haired boy in a purple hoodie carrying a flute

Gemma Arterton as Peaches, 

Peaches - peach coloured rat wearing a headscarf

David Tennant as Dangerous Beans, 

Dangerous Beans - Thin white rat in a red and white striped jumper carrying a stick

Ariyon Bakare as Darktan, 

Darktan - Brown rat with bandoleros and a mask

Julie Atherton as Nourishing 

Nourishing - white rat in a sheepskin waistcoat

and Joe Sugg as Sardines.

Sardines - grey and white rat with top hat, cane, bow tie and moustache

The film also stars David Thewlis as Boss Man, Hugh Bonneville as The Mayor and Rob Brydon as The Pied Piper.

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is a children’s fantasy by Sir Terry Pratchett, published by Doubleday in 2001, who and has sold nearly 100 million books worldwide. It was the 28th novel in the Discworld ® series, but the first written for children. The Amazing Maurice is a lively and entertaining adventure inspired by the German fairy tale about the Pied Piper of Hamelin and a parody of the folk tale genre. Pratchett won the annual Carnegie Medal for the book – children’s literature’s highest award. Despite many other awards, honorary degrees and the knighthood that followed, Sir Terry Pratchett always emphasised that this was the award of which he was most proud.

The film is co-produced by Sky, Ulysses Filmproduktion and Cantilever Media in partnership with Global Screen, with animation studios Studio Rakete (Hamburg) and Red Star Animation (Sheffield). The film has the full support of the Terry Pratchett estate and is produced in association with Narrativia. Producers are Julia Stuart (Sky), Emely Christians (Ulysses), Andrew Baker and Robert Chandler (Cantilever Media) and Rob Wilkins (Narrativia). The Film is directed by Toby Genkel, co-director is Florian Westermann, from a screenplay by Terry Rossio.

The Amazing Maurice, a Sky Original will be released on Sky Cinema in 2022. The film will also be available on streaming service NOW via the Sky Cinema Membership.

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