We are currently on pins and needles, awaiting David Tennant as Phileas Fogg in the forthcoming Around the World in 80 Days TV series, an adaptation of Jules Verne's 1873 story. With filming complete, it frees Tennant up to take on new projects.
And what's on his agenda? He's set to join the cast for The Amazing Maurice, reports ComingSoon.net. The animated movie is an adaptation of the late Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.
If you aren't familiar with the story, it revolves around a cat named Maurice, who befriends a group of rats. Together, they come up with a plan for the rats to pretend to take over a town and have a pipe player step in to get rid of them. He doesn't do it out of the kindness of his heart, but for... a small fee.
While Maurice is all about scamming, the rats feel guilty for deceiving the towns and decide this will be the last time.
There's already been some movement on casting, with Hugh Laurie to provide the voice for Maurice, confirmed in November.
Rob Brydon, Emilia Clarke, Gemma Arterton, Hugh Bonneville and Himesh Patel round out the cast.
We've already seen Tennant in a Pratchett project, starring in 2019's Good Omens, opposite friend Michael Sheen:
Of course, we love seeing Tennant on-screen, but his voice work has a strong impact on its own. Like when he took on the role of Scrooge McDuck in the DuckTales (2017-2019) reboot:
Even if we didn't know Tennant had been cast in The Amazing Maurice, his voice is pretty recognizable, and we have a feeling it'd stand out as he's also a former Doctor Who star.
Are you up for more DA?