NATM2’s Chabat Is The Dubber

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NATM2's Chabat Is The Dubber

by Emily Phillips |
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Now it might not seem like the most obvious of comedy premises - voice artist dubs Hollywood actor for foreign market, said Hollywood actor goes AWOL, "dubber" steps in to help find him - but there are sure to be some funny voices and mismatched lip movements afoot in Focus Features' new buddy movie The Dubber.

Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian's very own grumpster Napoleon - and the first ever man to make Ben Stiller feel tall - Alain Chabat will take the lead role.

Chabat himself is no stranger to a spot of dubbing for the international market, as alongside his own acting, he is also well known as the French voice of Shrek.

Chabat - who has written and directed a number of films in his native France - will co-produce the film with Stephanie Danan and Richard Raddon, the man who co-created the concept with filmmaker Marina Zenovich.

The screenplay has been through two sets of writers already, with the inital script put together by David Gilcreast and Beerfest writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar, and then second drafted by Baghead brothers Mark and Jay Duplass. The latter pair are currently very much on the rise with their as yet unnamed project due for 2010 attracting names such as John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill.

The search now kicks off for the American contingent of the pairing. So, which actor do you feel could do with a good dubbing?

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