‘Paddington 2’ featuring Ben Whishaw (StudioCanal)
Following the worldwide hit Paddington, one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
Reuniting many of the original film’s cast while welcoming those in new roles, Paddington 2 stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.
Paddington’s return to the big screen was again helmed by BAFTA-nominated director Paul King from a script written by King and Simon Farnaby, based on the best-selling and internationally adored books by Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear.