Sony Acquires US Rights to Peru’s Paddington

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has successfully landed the North American theatrical distribution rights to StudioCanal’s highly anticipated Paddington 3, officially titled Places called Paddington in Peru. US rights for the first two installments were previously handled by Warner Bros.

Production on the sequel is expected to begin on July 24, taking place in London and Peru. It is not yet clear if Ben Whishaw his role as the voice of the titular bear.

Who Was Involved in Paddington 3?

Paddington in Peru will be directed by Dougal Wilson in his feature directorial debut after only directing commercials and music videos. It was written by Mark Burton, Jon Foster, and James Lamont (Paddington 1 & 2, The Adventures of Paddington) based on a story by Paul King, Simon Farnaby, and Burton.

More details about its plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but the movie will see Paddington “entering the most extreme conditions of deepest, darkest Peru.” The film is executive produced by Paul King, Tim Wellspring, Jeffrey Clifford, Anna Marsh and Ron Halpern, with David Heyman, Rosie Alison, and Rob Silva serving as producers.

Paddington is based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children’s stories by British author Michael Bond, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 40 languages.

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