Rob Brydon and Bill Bailey are among the stars set to adapt popular children’s book The Smeds And The Smoos into a BBC Christmas production.
The film will be the latest adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular books, followed by The Gruffalo, Zog And The Flying Doctors and most recently Superworm.
Gavin And Stacey star Brydon returns for his 10th production as Uncle Smoo, alongside Strictly Come Dancing champion Bailey, who will play Grandpa Smed.
Rob Brydon will play Uncle Smoo (BBC/PA).
The voice cast will also include Bridgerton star Adjoa Andoh as Grandmother Smoo, two-time Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins as narrator and comedian Meera Syal as Aunt Smed.
The film tells a story about a pair of aliens from two rival groups who fall in love with each other and cause strong disapproval from their families.
Sex Education star Ashna Rabheru will play Janet, while All American actor Daniel Ezra will play Bill, and the pair will lead the cast through a cosmic adventure.
The film is being directed by Daniel Snaddon and Samatha Cutler, with Barney Goodland and Martin Pope appointed as producers.
Donaldson and Scheffler’s The Smeds And The Smoos will be on BBC One for Christmas.