Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson, Pauline McLynn and Aisling Bea are among the voice cast of a new animation feature based on Riverdance.
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure follows the adventures of Keegan, an Irish boy, and a Spanish girl named Moya, a Spanish girl, who venture into the mythical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus and learn to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life.
The Hollywood Reporter says the co-production between UK animation studio Aniventure and River Productions will feature Bill Whelan's musical score and sees Brosnan voice the role of King of the Megaloceros Giganteus, while Gleeson and fellow Irish actor John Kavanagh will voice villain characters.
NBC late-night talk show host Lilly Singh and Jermaine Fowler are also slated to take part in the musical comedy, which will combine the main themes the original stage show score with new arrangements.
In a statement, co-director Dave Rosenbaum said, "The breadth and depth of the comedic and dramatic talent of this cast resonates with every line. Their vast experiences and wild imaginations delivered brilliantly nuanced performances which will thrill their fans and charm new audiences."
Whelan's famous score for the animated movie was recorded remotely during the Coronavirus lockdown using a 73-piece orchestra on a socially-distanced Vienna concert stage.
Speaking about recording the score, the composer said, "It was important for this score which combines rhythmic complexity and emotional impact, to have the orchestra in one room together. I was very lucky to find that location in Vienna, and to have at our disposal some of the finest musicians in that historically musical city."