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Pegg, Cleese and Hoult star in game

Simon Pegg, John Cleese and Nicholas Hoult are starring in the next Fable video game.

Peter Molyneux, the creative director of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, has tapped the trio - as well as Michael Fassbender and other actors - to lend their accents to Fable III, the third chapter of the role-playing saga set in a sweeping fictional realm.

Simon will voice an attention-seeking soldier named Benn Finn, while John plays Jasper, a butler who guides the players along their journey to dethrone a tyrannical ruler named Logan, voiced by Inglourious Basterds actor Michael.

Other voices will include Bernard Hill as the player's faithful mentor, Nicholas as a potential love interest and Naomie Harris as the leader of a rebel movement.

"These people have really never come together before in any medium," Molyneux said. "For a lot of them, this is their first computer game they've ever done. Heading the cast is John Cleese, one of the founding fathers of Monty Python. He's made fantastic films like Life Of Brian and the TV series Fawlty Towers. He's just a brilliant and incredible actor."

Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Fry will also reprise their Fable II roles.

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