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‘Paddington’ To Feature An Original Song By Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams

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It has been announced today that Grammy-winners Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani have teamed up to co-write and perform the original song “Shine” for ‘Paddington.’ Stefani and Williams previously teamed up on songs including “Hollaback Girl”, “Can I Have it Like That”, and “Spark the Fire.” Pharrell recently received an Academy Award Nomination for his original song “Happy” featured in this year’s ‘Despicable Me 2.’

The cast for the first ever live-action film inspired by Micahel Bond’s best-selling books includes Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, ‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Brown, and Nicole Kidman as an evil taxidermist determined to wreak her revenge. They are joined by Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Brown, Peter Capaldi as Mr. Curry, Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird, the housekeeper, and Jim Broadbent as Mr. Gruber, the owner of the antiques shop. Finally, Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton are voicing Paddington’s Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy. The film will open in the UK on November 28th and in the US on January 16th.

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