Craig plays the role of Lord Asriel in the film, which also stars Sam Elliott, Dakota Blue Richards and Casino Royale‘s Eva Green. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film is an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel, the first book in a trilogy called His Dark Materials.
At a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Craig said of the series: ‘Like with (J.R.R.) Tolkien, there’s something about them that’s beyond the fantasy. It’s not just about witches and elves. It’s a story about true feelings.’
Watch the trailer for The Golden Compass at Yahoo Movies. The film is due for release on 7 December 2007.
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