Three of Hollywood’s most recognisable film stars, Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Catherine Zeta-Jones, are providing the lead voices for DreamWorks’ new animated film Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas.
And although he is not seen on screen, Pitt turns in one of his best performances as Sinbad, according to producer Jeffrey Katzenberg.
“Brad Pitt in this film is everything I’ve always dreamed of seeing Brad Pitt do,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “He is heroic, he’s a rogue, he’s footloose and fancy free and fantastic in doing all these bigger-than life battles.”
Pitt had his own reasons for taking a voice-only role. “The hours are much shorter and it lets you have a life,” he said.
“It’s a much more relaxed atmosphere and there aren’t hundreds of people and millions of dollars ticking away with the moves you make.
“And for me it’s just about trying something new. I’ve got nieces and nephews and I’m addicted to the little brats so I want to give them something back, I guess.”
In the film, which is due to be released in July, Michelle Pfeiffer plays a goddess, Zeta-Jones is Sinbad’s secret love and the British actor Joseph Fiennes is Sinbad’s best friend.