Jeff Bridges to Voice a Lead in ‘The Little Prince’ as Paramount Circles Movie (Exclusive)

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Jeff Bridges is set to voice one of the lead roles in Mark Osborne's adaptation of "The Little Prince," while Paul Giamatti and Mackenzie Foy ("Twilight: Breaking Dawn") are in negotiations for other lead roles in the animated movie, TheWrap has learned. Additionally, an individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Paramount Pictures is […]

Jeff Bridges is set to voice one of the lead roles in Mark Osborne's adaptation of "The Little Prince," while Paul Giamatti and Mackenzie Foy ("Twilight: Breaking Dawn") are in negotiations for other lead roles in the animated movie, TheWrap has learned.

Additionally, an individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Paramount Pictures is coming on to handle distribution in the U.S.

Paramount had no comment.

Other actors being sought for roles include James Franco, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard and Benicio del Toro, though none have officially signed on to the project.

First published as a novella in 1943, "The Little Prince" was written by French aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and is believed to be the most read and the most translated book in the French language. The beloved tale recently celebrated its 70th anniversary.

Dimitri Rassam and Aton Soumache are producing for Paris-based Onyx Films.