French and Saunders set for animation feature
The two comediennes will star in Coraline, a stop-motion film produced by Laika Entertainment, owned by Nike shoes founder Phil Knight, according to Time Out.
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will appear as two eccentric neighbours, Miss Forcible and Miss Spink.
The film is based on a Neil Gaiman book of the same name. Coraline is a young girl who finds a hidden bricked up wall in her home, which takes her to a parallel world with a double mummy and daddy.
Child star Dakota Fanning has already been lined up to play the lead role, while Teri Hatcher, of Desperate Housewives fame, is pegged to also star in the movie.
"I'd like to say that casting [French and Saunders] was my idea, but the credit goes to Coraline's creative father, Neil Gaiman," said director Henry Selick.
"Spink and Forcible are not the usual comic relief characters of animated films, but as performed by French and Saunders, they will be morbidly funny."
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