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Alan Cumming Joins Animated 'Bremen Town Musicians' (Exclusive)

"Cats & Dogs" helmer Lawrence Guterman is directing the picture.

Alan Cumming Gevork - H 2014
Courtesy of Luxor Entertainment
"Bremen Town Musicians"

Alan Cumming has joined the voice cast of Bremen Town Musicians, the animated reimagining of the Russian folk tale and Brothers Grimm story from Cats & Dogs director Lawrence Guterman.

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D. Matt Geller (Night Witches) and Igor Dobrovoslky of Luxor Entertainment are producing the feature, which already has Jeffrey Wright on board as the piece’s villain.

Guterman’s take on the folk tale begins in 1713 with the King of Bremen demanding his incompetent wizard search across space and time for the greatest musical troupe ever to perform at his daughter's wedding.

Cumming will voice Gevork, the intelligent yet bumbling assistant to Wizard Cregg, who aids his master as they attempt to complete the seemingly impossible time-travel task.

Cumming currently co-stars on TV's The Good Wife (for which he has garnered two Emmy nominations) and has done voice work in the recent Smurfs movies.

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He, along with Geller, recently acquired the spec Dunes of Overveen, the true life story of Willem Arondeus and the bloody underground uprising of artists in Amsterdam during WWII against occupying Nazi forces. It was written by Rich Burns and David Mixner, a civil rights activist and best-selling author. 

Cumming, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, will be reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee opposite Michelle Williams in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s new Broadway production of Cabaret.

Guterman is repped by APA and Kaplan/Perrone.