Kate Winslet has agreed to lend her vocal talents to the Elton John animated film, Gnomeo and Juliet, as the title character.

The story is a twist on Shakespeare's classic tale that takes place in the world of garden gnomes, says Variety.

Gnomeo was brought back by Miramax just last week after being dumped by Disney Animation. Elton John and Tim Rice are set to produce the soundtrack.

More casting will be announced soon on the Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley script. A 2008 release was set before moving studios, no new date has been set.

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