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DiCaprio narrates 'Hubble 3D' space film

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In this handout photo provided by MTV, actor Leonardo DiCaprio answers phones during the Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief telethon on January 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. UPI/Jeff Kravitz/HO | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/76f653c6f81de02389947ed806f6d9d1/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
In this handout photo provided by MTV, actor Leonardo DiCaprio answers phones during the Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief telethon on January 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. UPI/Jeff Kravitz/HO | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood screen star Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to narrate the space film "Hubble 3D," Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX Corp. announced.

DiCaprio, 35, is a three-time Oscar nominee best known for his movies "William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet," "Titanic," "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator" and "The Departed."

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"Hubble 3D" is by the award-winning team behind "Space Station 3D" and other successful IMAX space films, led by producer/director Toni Myers.

The latest entry in the space film series is to be released in IMAX theaters March 19.

"'Hubble 3D' will combine awe-inspiring IMAX 3D footage shot in space with breathtaking, never-before-seen 3D flights through Hubble imagery from the Orion Nebula to the far reaches of the cosmos," the companies said in a news release. "The film is the fourth IMAX 3D co-production between the two companies."

Myers said in a statement he is "thrilled" with DiCaprio's role, calling it "a tremendous honor" to have him connected to the project.

"His extraordinary gift of connecting with audiences is the perfect fit for the immersive experience of Hubble's story," Myers said.

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