The early reviews are in, and Paddington is a hit with critics! The Weinstein Company has released a series of new character posters introducing this family adventure's colorful cast of characters, including star Nicole Kidman as the evil Millicent, who is out to capture and stuff the iconic bear.
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman ("Harry Potter" films), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Paddington is directed by cult favorite director Paul King of The Mighty Boosh and Bunny and the Bull fame. These posters also introduce Mr. Brown (Hugh Bonneville), Mrs. Brown (Sally Hawkins), Mr. Gruber (Jim Broadbent), Mrs. Bird (Julie Walters) and Mr. Curry (Peter Capaldi). And then Paddington gets his very own poster courtesy of France.