According to The Hollywood Reporter, independent production company Glasgow Animation has joined forces with Oscar winner Sean Connery to form start-up banner Billi Prods. to produce an animated short film that will feature Connery's first-ever voice-over role. The 3D CG-animated short, titled Sir Billi the Vet, is due for completion early next summer and will star Connery as an eccentric veterinarian working in a remote Scottish village.
Already signed up for the voice cast alongside Connery is Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Briers, Ruby Wax, Barbara Rafferty, Alex Norton, Gail Porter and Scottish comedian Ford Kiernan, the producers said Monday. The score is being written by composer Patrick Doyle.