James McAvoy has been cast as Arthur in 3D CG-animated film Arthur Christmas along with Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and Billy Nighy. The film is set for release on November 23, 2011.
Set on Christmas night, the story of Arthur Christmas at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. [ComingSoon.net]