Cast Set for ‘The King’s Speech’

Bonham Carter, Ehle, Pearce, and Jacobi join King George VI drama.

Last Updated: November 16, 2009 @ 10:15 AM

Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon have all boarded helmer Tom Hooper’s "The King’s Speech" alongside the previously announced Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.

Period drama follows the young King George VI — the father of the current Queen Elizabeth II — as he reluctantly assumes the throne after his brother, Edward, abdicates.

Read more at Variety.