RGH Entertainment, producer of Postman Pat: The Movie, together with Icon Film Distribution, Lionsgate UK, Dreamworks Classics and Timeless Films are pleased to announce the signing of UK recording star Ronan Keating as the singing voice of Postman Pat in the upcoming Postman Pat: The Movie, which will be released in CG 3-D Stereoscopic in cinemas across the UK on Friday 23rd May 2013.
Keating said ‘It’s been a true honour to help bring Postman Pat’s singing voice to life. I grew up watching Pat and all the great characters in Greendale so I can’t wait to take my kids along to see them all on the big screen.’
Keating joins the renowned voice cast, which is led by actor Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Green Wing, Dirk Gently) as Postman Pat. Academy Award® and BAFTA® Award Winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Moulin Rouge!), Rupert Grint, who achieved international fame as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, and David Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter) will join Mangan and Keating in bringing the world of Postman Pat to life on the big screen.
In addition to singing all of Postman Pat’s songs, Keating also has a cameo appearance in the film, appearing as a contestant who competes against Pat for a coveted prize.
The film finds Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and his family and friends. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets global notoriety? A nice cup of tea is kicked aside by a frappacappucino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age-old temptation of the grass being greener…
Postman Pat: The Movie is currently in production, directed by Mike Disa (Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil) from a screenplay co-written by the award-winning Kim Fuller (Spice World, High Heels & Low Lifes), Annika Bluhm (Head Writer and long-time producer of the Postman Pat television series) and Nicole Dubuc (Ben Ten, The Spectacular Spider Man TV Series, Kim Possible). The film is being produced by RGH’s Robert Anich with Rubicon’s Randa Ayoubi and David Corbett with Dreamworks Classics Eric Ellenbogen and Doug Schwalbe serving as executive producers.