Hello! Last Saturday (November 24) James attended in London a photocall for Watership Down, alongside fellow cast members Nicholas Hoult and Gemma Arterton.The remake is coming to Netflix and the BBC this Christmas. The series will follow the plot of Richard Adams’ 1972 book.
The five lead rabbits of Watership Down are: Fiver (played by Nicholas Hoult), Hazel (James McAvoy), Blackberry (Miles Jupp), Bigwig (John Boyega) and Dandelion (Daniel Rigby). The cast also includes Gemma Arterton (playing Clover), Olivia Colman (Strawberry), Ben Kingsley (General Woundwort), Daniel Kaluuya (Bluebell) and Rosamund Pike (Black Rabbit of Inlé).
Netflix’s summary for the new Watership Down reads:
Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home.
Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.
Outside of the UK, Watership Down will be released on Sunday, December 23.
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