HERE’S a first glimpse at Hugh Grant starring in Paddington 2.
The Love Actually star appears as a narcissistic actor, with Brendan Gleeson also starring as a notorious criminal, in the new trailer released today.
The film will see Ben Whishaw reprise his role as the marmalade-loving bear from darkest Peru, while Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi and Jim Broadbent also return.
It follows Paddington’s quest to apprehend the thief of a rare pop-up book he has bought for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, after taking on a string of odd jobs to foot the bill.
Grant joins the cast as fallen local celebrity Phoenix Buchanan, while Gleeson will star as Knuckles McGinty, a baker and safecracker.
The short teaser trailer shows Paddington attempt to tackle window cleaning with disastrous results, while Bonneville and Hawkins, as Mr and Mrs Brown, stage a break-in.
The footage also shows the brave bear racing through London on the back of a dog.
The Mighty Boosh director Paul King is returning to the helm for this second Paddington outing, which is released in UK cinemas on November 10.