It was just over two weeks ago when it was announced that the infamous pairing of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg were cast as Thomson and Thompson in the upcoming Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg produced movie, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.

To round off the principal cast, it was officially announced today that Jamie Bell would be playing the title role of Tintin and joining him would be Daniel Craig who will play Red Rackham.

Jamie Bell worked with Daniel Craig on the very recent Defiance movie and played a large role in Peter Jackson’s King Kong alongside Andy Serkis who’s also part of the Tintin cast playing Captain Haddock.

Here is the opening of the official Press Release (via Coming Soon):

Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment have announced the start of principal production in Los Angeles on the 3D Motion Capture Film “The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance“) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Bell and Craig are joined by an international cast that includes Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

I must say, it’s good to hear some positive news for this movie after some early fear of trouble with this project when there were rumblings of this movie not moving forward and Paramount possibly opting out of co-producing the movie. I had earlier said I wasn’t sure this movie would work on the big screen but now I can say my feelings have changed and I’m interested in seeing how it will be look.

What do you think of who’s playing Tintin?

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn is expected to release in 2011 and is planned as a trilogy.

Source: Coming Soon