This must've been a role he signed up before he won a Oscar… JK!
Eddie Redmayne is going from world's smartest man to world's smartest train in a Thomas The Tank Engine movie! (OK, Thomas isn't doing calculus, but hey it's a train that can talk!)
Eddie will be voicing a train called Ryan in the latest Thomas and Friends DVD called Sodor's Legend Of The Lost Treasure.
[ Photo: Eddie Keeps His Oscar Packed Away Safe As He & Wife Hannah Bagshawe Fly Home! ]
And Eddie, just like us, has been watching Thomas the Tank Engine since he was a youngster!
Here's what the actor said about his upcoming movie:
"I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures. I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was. I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast."
It was a blast for more than just Eddie; the film will also feature the vocal performances of John Hurt and Jamie Campbell-Bower!
Sodor's Legend Of The Lost Treasure is due on DVD in September 2015!
[Image via Craig Harris/WENN & Twitter.]
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