LONDON – 27th February, 2014 – Vertigo Films, Syco Entertainment and ROAR Global today confirmed that PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE, featuring Britain's Got Talent winner, Pudsey, in his first big screen outing, will be released in the UK on 18th July, 2014. It was also announced that Award-winning British actress, Olivia Colman (‘Broadchurch', Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury), will provide the voice for Nelly The Horse in the film, joining David Walliams (‘Britain's Got Talent', Marmaduke, The Look of Love) who voices the eponymous canine.
Olivia Colman said of the role, "It's wonderful to be joining this fantastic cast including David Walliams, John Sessions and of course Pudsey - and to be part of this fun family film."
Pudsey added, "Woof."
A heartwarming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). After losing their father, their mother Gail (Jessica Hynes) is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne (John Sessions), and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.
Directed by Nick Moore (Wild Child, Horrid Henry: The Movie) and written by Paul Rose (‘Dani's House'), the film also stars a host of British quality acting talent, including Jessica Hynes (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger), John Sessions (Filth; The Iron Lady), Luke Neal (Jupiter Ascending; ‘Starlings'), Izzy Meikle-Small (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Luke Tittensor (‘Emmerdale', ‘Holby City').
PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE is produced by Vertigo's Rupert Preston and Marshall Levitan and executive produced by Allan Niblo, James Richardson, Jonathan Shalit, Mark Brittain, Ben Todd, Nigel Williams and Jamie Carmichael with co producer Michael Ford.