Bill Nighy can next be heard providing the voice of Rattlesnake Jake in upcoming animation Rango, with Johnny Depp. He will be starring in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which has a great cast including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson. The film is about a group of retired Brits who are enticed to India to live at the recently restored Marigold Hotel, a former palace. He will then reprise his role in the final Harry Potter film before lending his voice to the festive film Arthur Christmas, with James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie and Jim Broadbent. He will also be starring in This Beautiful Fantastic, a film about the love affair between a shy children's author and a wild inventor, alongside Rhys Ifans, Felicity Jones and Rupert Friend. There is also an intriguing new film on the cards called Page 8, no information about the story at the moment but the cast has some impressive names: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz and Michael Gambon.
Michael Caine will be providing the voice of Finn McMissile in the Disney sequel Cars 2, this summer. After that, he will be appearing in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island alongside Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens. Next year he is due to star in Henry5, which is rumoured to be a sci-fi/ thriller version of Shakespeare's play, with Derek Jacobi, Ray Winstone, Gerard Depardieu and Vinnie Jones. And then of course there is the much-anticipated Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan and co-starring a huge cast of well-known actors including Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway.
Brian Cox will be appearing in The Veteran, a film about a soldier who returns from Afghanistan and discovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services. Also upcoming is Ironclad, concerning the efforts of the Knights Templar, and featuring a strong cast including Paul Giamatti, Derek Jacobi, James Purefoy and Charles Dance. Later this year, he is appearing in action/ sci-fi Rise of the Apes, a story about genetic engineering leading to intelligent apes and a war for supremacy. James Franco, Andy Serkis and Tom Felton co-star. Finally for Brian Cox this year we have The Home, a horror about a young man sent to a secluded nursing home, only to find that something monstrous is lurking within its walls.