Dean Cain is lending his lungs to the English-language version of “The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya”, the latest animated pic from Studio Ghibli, says Deadline.
The former TV Superman joins Chloe Grace Mortez (voicing the lead role), James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, and Oliver Platt in the recording booth.
Due for stateside release in October, “Princess Kaguya” is “based on the an ancient Japanese folk story the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” and “played strong in Japan when it was released there in November . The plot: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo, a tiny girl grows into an exquisite young lady, raised by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. From the countryside to the grand capital city, even unseen she enthralls all who encounter her, including five noble suitors. Ultimately however she must face her secret fate.”
Frank Marshall (“The Bourne Identity”) is one of the producers onboard the Yankee-version.