Today, Deadline announced the entire voice cast for the upcoming Japanese anime based on the Lord of the Rings. The film will follow Helm Hammerhand, the first king of Rohan, and the construction of Helm’s Deep. Legendary actor Brian Cox will voice Helm, and the film will be narrated by returning Lord of the Rings actress Miranda Otto as Éowyn.
Set 183 years before the events chronicled in the original trilogy of films. A sudden attack by Wulf, a clever and ruthless Dunlending lord seeking vengeance for the death of his father, forces Helm and his people to make a daring last stand in the ancient stronghold of the Hornburg – a mighty fortress that will later come to be known as Helm’s Deep. Finding herself in an increasingly desperate situation, Hera, the daughter of Helm, must summon the will to lead the resistance against a deadly enemy intent on their total destruction.
The rest of the voice cast includes Gaia Wise as Helm’s daughter Hera and Luke Pasqualino as Wulf, as well as Lorraine Ashbourne (Netflix’s Bridgerton), Yazdan Qafouri (I Came By), Benjamin Wainwright (BBC One’s World on Fire), Laurence Ubong Williams (Gateway), Shaun Dooley (Netflix’s The Witcher), Michael Wildman (Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jude Akuwudike (Beasts of No Nation), Bilal Hasna (BBC’s Sparks) and Janine Duvitski (ITV’s Benidorm). Kenji Kamiyama directed the animated feature from a screenplay by Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou. Philippa Boyens returns to produce the film.
Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim will hit theaters on April 12th, 2024