Christopher Walken Joins the Cast of Columbia Pictures' 'Stuart Little 2'
CULVER CITY, Calif.
Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken will lend his voice to Columbia Pictures' "Stuart Little 2," the studio announced today. He will join returning "Stuart Little" cast members Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane and Steve Zahn for the family comedy, as well as Melanie Griffith.
The sequel, due in theaters July 19, 2002, follows the continuing adventures of Stuart (voiced by Fox), the beloved mouse who was adopted by the Littles, a human family, in "Stuart Little." That film earned over $300 million in box office receipts worldwide.
In "Stuart Little 2," Walken will voice the character of Falcon, a sharp-beaked villain who puts Stuart and a new friend in peril.
Rob Minkoff ("The Lion King," "Stuart Little") directs "Stuart Little 2," which is being produced by Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher under their Red Wagon Productions banner. Jason Clark will executive produce with Minkoff and Gail Lyon. Jeff Franklin and Steve Waterman also serve as executive producers. "Stuart Little 2" will once again incorporate groundbreaking visual effects technology by the artists and innovators at Sony Pictures Imageworks, who received a 2000 Oscar® nomination for Best Visual Effects for their work on "Stuart Little."
Walken most recently appeared as movie director Hal Weidmann in Revolution Studios/Columbia Pictures' "America's Sweethearts." He has appeared in a variety of roles in such films as Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" and "Batman Returns;" Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction;" and Abel Ferrara's "King of New York," "The Funeral" and "The Addiction." His performance in Michael Cimino's "The Deer Hunter" earned him a New York Film Critics Award and an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor. Some of his other film credits include "Joe Dirt" and the upcoming "The Affair of the Necklace" as well as "Annie Hall," "Pennies from Heaven," "The Dead Zone," "True Romance," "Illuminata" and "The Opportunists." Walken's theatre work has earned him an Obie Award, The Clarence Derwent Award, the Theatre World Award and, most recently, a Tony Award nomination for James Joyce's "The Dead."
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For further information please contact, Jamie Geller Hawtof of Columbia Pictures, +1-310-244-1472.
SOURCE: Columbia Pictures
Contact: Jamie Geller Hawtof of Columbia Pictures, +1-310-244-1472