Sir Ian McKellen,
who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings
trilogy, will be the narrator of the fantasy film
Stardust, reports Reuters/Hollywood Reporter.
The film, also
starring Claire Danes, Robert de Niro, and Michelle
Pfeiffer, is about a young man who has an adventure with
witches, gnomes, talking animals, evil trees, and
goblins while trying to retrieve a fallen star for his
beloved in the Faerie world.
originated as a four-issue DC Comics miniseries in 1997 and
was published as a novel by Neil Gaiman a year later.
Matthew Vaughn directed the film, and production
finished in the fall. McKellen is recording his
narration during postproduction, and Stardust
will be released July 27 from Paramount Pictures.
McKellen is a
two-time Oscar nominee for his parts in The Lord of the
Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Gods
and Monsters. He was also in two blockbusters
from 2006: X-Men: The Last Stand and The Da
Vinci Code. (The Advocate)