Hugh Grant to play captain in 3D pirate movie

Updated: May 08, 2011, 09:04 AM IST

London: Hugh Grant is set to play a captain in a new animated 3D pirate movie that also stars Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven.

Grant will play a captain who battles it out with his bitter high-sea rivals, voiced by Piven and Hayek, to win the much coveted pirate of the year award in the film.

The movie is set for release next year, reports

"I`m so grateful to the entire cast for their talent and energy. The characters that they`ve created fill the screen with life and fun. As the Pirate Captain, Hugh Grant has given a stand-out performance... only Hugh could anchor this story of love, loyalty, greed, and nautical high-jinks," said producer Peter Lord.

Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen have also signed up to voice characters in `The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists`.