U.K. Comedy Featuring Robin Williams Voice Role Gets Chinese Distribution
Said to be Williams' final film, 'Absolutely Anything' also features the voices of the Monty Python team
Absolutely Anything, the U.K. comedy featuring the voice of Robin Williams in his final film role, has been picked up by HuaHua Media and Beijing YeuHua Entertainment for distribution in China.
Currently in post production, Absolutely Anything also features the voices of the Monty Python team of Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Eric Idle, with Jones having directed from a script he co-wrote with Gavin Scott. Ben Timlett and Bill Jones are producing through their outfit Bill and Ben Productions.
The story sees Simon Pegg star as a disillusioned teacher Neill Clarke who is given alien powers to do absolutely anything, including wiping out classes of badly behaving students. Williams voices Pegg’s pet dog Dennis.
"With the growing importance of the Chinese box office, having [HuaHua Media and YeuHua Entertainment] as our distributor partners in the territory is a big plus for the film," said Edoardo Bussi for GFM Film, who negotiated the deals. Both HuaHua Media and YueHue Entertainment are co-producers alongside China Film Group for the upcoming 3D epic Marco Polo with Paramount Pictures.
Absolutely Anything is due for release in the U.K. in February through Lionsgate.