Madonna, Snoop Dogg and David Bowie are now the voices featured in Arthur and the Minimoys, a live-action/CGI fantasy feature in production based on multihyphenate Luc Besson's popular French children's book. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Weinstein Co. nabbed rights to the project in English-speaking territories, the company said Thursday.

Besson adapted his book for the screen and is directing the EuropaCorp.-produced feature, which centers on 10-year-old Arthur (Freddie Highmore of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), who tries to save the home of his grandmother (Mia Farrow) by seeking out his grandfather's treasure in the land of the tiny Minimoys. There he encounters Princess Selenia (Madonna) and Max (Snoop Dogg), who travel with him to a city ruled by the nefarious Malthazar (Bowie).

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Brian B.