'Game of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Joins Aardman's 'Early Man' (Exclusive)

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Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston have already been lending their voices to Nick Park's upcoming prehistoric animated feature.

Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park has secured the vocal talents of yet another red-hot British name for Early Man, his long-awaited next feature with animation icons Aardman. 

Maisie Williams, known to millions around the world as Arya Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones (a role for which she earned an Emmy nomination), has now joined Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston for the prehistoric caveman comedy adventure, currently in production at Aardman's studios (which happen to be in Williams' hometown of Bristol in the U.K.). 

Williams joins the cast voicing Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero, Dug (Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilizations.

"I’m a huge Aardman fan – having the chance to work with Nick Park is a dream come true, especially as I get to voice such a fantastic character as Goona," said Williams. "I can’t wait for audiences to meet her."

Added Park: "Maisie is a terrific actress, and she is of course no stranger to embodying a valiant heroine. I’m most excited to see her breathe life into Goona – I know she’ll be the perfect ally to Eddie’s Dug."

StudioCanal is fully financing Early Man – due out in the U.K. in January 2018 – and will be distributing in its own territories of the U.K., France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.