Darren Criss to Lend Voice for TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
Deadline reports that GLEE's Darren Criss will lend his voice to the upcoming English-language version of the animated film, 'Tale Of The Princess Kaguya'. Chloe Grace Moretz will voice the title character in the picture from Studio Ghibli, the company co-founded by Japan animation legends Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.
Also set for the voice cast are James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain.
The story is based on an ancient Japanese folk story the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The original version of the film was released in Japan last November and proved to be a box office hit.
According to Deadline, the synopsis is as follows: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately however she must face her secret fate.
Criss will appear in the sixth and final season of GLEE and has appeared on Broadway in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.