Neil Gaiman is the latest confirmed addition to the cast of the upcoming dark comedy film Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose. Gaiman will voice said Talking Mongoose, Gef.
Gaiman joins the cast led by Simon Pegg as Nandor Fodor, Minnie Driver, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Downie, Ruth Connell, Paul Kaye, Gary Beadle, and Drew Moerlin. The film is directed by Adam Sigal from a script he also penned.
The film is based on true events following Nandor Fodor — the British-American psychoanalyst, known as the father of parapsychology — on his search to discover the real Talking Mongoose, “Gef.”
The film description reads:
Based on true events, the film follows British-American psychoanalyst Nandor Fodor (Pegg), known as the father of parapsychology, and his assistant Anne (Driver), on this uncharted journey to discover the real Talking Mongoose, “Gef.”
Gaiman is a New York Times bestselling offer and is recognizable for The Sandman graphic novels, some of which were adapted into a live-action series this year at Netflix (review here). Other notable works include Good Omens, Coraline, Stardust, American Gods, Neverwhere, and more. On the screen, Gaiman has appeared in The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons as himself, as well as carrying out roles in projects such as The Sandman, Good Omens, and Lucifer.
You can watch our interview with Sigal and Connell about Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose at San Diego Comic-Con this year here.
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