Maggie Gyllenhaal joins cast of ‘Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang’

April 15th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has joined the cast of ‘Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang’, a sequel to Working Title’s 2005 hit ‘Nanny McPhee’.

Gyllenhaal, 31, will be starring alongside Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith and Asa Butterfield.

Ralph Fiennes is said to be in talks for an uncredited cameo, reports Variety magazine.

Brit actress Emma Thompson will be penning the script, exec producing, and reprising her role as a magic-wielding governess.

Brit television director Susanna White will be making her feature-directing debut with the movie, whose story is based on a group of kids who are evacuated from the city to a farm during wartime.

Working Title co-toppers Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan are producing along with Lindsay Doran, and Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin will exec produce the series based on Christianna Brand’s popular “Nurse Matilda” tyke books. (ANI)

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