Daisy Ridley and Stephen Fry board Leonardo da Vinci animation


Daisy Ridley and Stephen Fry have joined the voice cast of a new stop-motion animation about artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci.

The Star Wars actress and beloved British funnyman have signed up to star in The Inventor, a new movie about the Renaissance era polymath, which will be written and directed by Ratatouille co-writer Jim Capobianco, according to Deadline.com.

Fry will voice da Vinci, who leaves Italy to join the French court, where he has an outlet for his curiosity and genius and can indulge in designing flying machines and studying anatomy.

Meanwhile, Ridley will play Princess Marguerite, a character based on Marguerite de Navarre, a key figure in the French Renaissance who hosted da Vinci in France.

Unveiling the project to Deadline, Capobianco and producer Robert Rippberger said: “We are making this film for children and the child in many adults. It has action, adventure, beauty and humor. We hope it will spark curiosity in its young audience and inspire girls and boys to become the Leonardo’s of the 21st century.”

The film is scheduled for release in spring 2023.