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McConaughey lines up Kubo voice job

Matthew McConaughey has signed up for a voice role in Kubo And The Two Strings.

The Oscar-winning actor will join the star-studded cast for the Laika and Focus Features film, which already includes Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie, which is set in ancient Japan, marks the Dallas Buyer Club star's first voice role in a decade, since the 2005 documentary Magnificent Desolation: Walking On The Moon 3D. The 45-year-old actor previously lent his voice to the character of Rad Thidbodeaux in King Of The Hill in 1999.

Kubo And The Two Strings, based on an original screenplay by Marc Haimes and ParaNorman writer-director Chris Butler, tells the story of kind-hearted Kubo, who cares devotedly for his mother. When a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta, he finds himself on the run from gods and monsters.

Art Parkinson, best known for playing Rickon Stark on HBO's Game Of Thrones, will voice the character of Kubo.

Laika president and CEO Travis Knight will make his directorial debut with the 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid project.

Kubo And The Two Strings has been scheduled for release in 2016.

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