Matt Lucas has joined the voice cast of forthcoming manga adaptation Astro Boy.
The computer-animated 3-D film also stars Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland and Bill Nighy.
The story centres on a young robot created by a scientist who is grieving following the loss of his son. After failing to meet the expectations of his owner, the robot leaves his home in search of acceptance elsewhere.
Astro Boy, to be directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away), is scheduled for release in October 2009.