The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: According to the official 'Narnia' Newsletter sent out via email today, acclaimed actor Brian Cox (X2, The Bourne Supremacy) has been cast as the voice of Aslan the Lion.

On the casting of Cox, producer Mark Johnson says,

"Brian has an amazing resonance to his voice, a certain majesty, which suits Aslan perfectly...I've always found Brian to be so versatile...we first talked to Brian about the role of Aslan maybe nine months ago, and I'm so glad it worked out."