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Maisie Williams joins voice cast of Aardman's 'Early Man'

By Karen Butler
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Maisie Williams joins voice cast of Aardman's 'Early Man'
"Game of Thrones" and "Early Man" actress Maisie Williams arrives for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 18, 2016. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

Game of Thrones standout Maisie Williams is to lend her voice to a character in Aardman Animations' prehistoric comedy-adventure Early Man.

The movie is filming now in Bristol, England.

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Williams will play Goona, "the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film's hero Dug, [played by Eddie Redmayne,] and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilizations," the studio explained in a press release.

"Maisie is a terrific actress, and she is, of course, no stranger to embodying a valiant heroine. I'm most excited to see her breathe life into Goona -- I know she'll be the perfect ally to Eddie's Dug," director Nick Park said.

"I'm a huge Aardman fan -- having the chance to work with Nick Park is a dream come true, especially as I get to voice such a fantastic character as Goona. I can't wait for audiences to meet her," Williams added.

This is the first feature film Park has directed since 2005's Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

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