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New trailer arrives for The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

A new trailer has surfaced for Aardman Animation’s swashbuckling saga The Pirates! Band Of Misfits , and it looks as though the team behind Arthur Christmas may soon have another hit on their hands.

Hugh Grant plays the aptly named Pirate Captain, a blundering sea dog with plans to restore his reputation by winning the coveted Pirate Of The Year award. However, he’ll have to beat the formidable Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to do so…

This new trailer gives us a first look at Jeremy Piven’s character, a swaggering, American buccaneer with the cheek to cast aspersions over the weight of Pirate Captain’s parrot. Check him out in the new trailer below…



From the look of the trailers we’ve seen so far, this one has more warmth, charm and humour in the promotional material than the last three Pirates Of The Caribbean films combined. Pirate Captain’s excursion onto a “leper ship” had us particularly tickled…

However, the frequent chuckles are only to be expected given the wealth of comic talent peppered throughout the supporting cast, with Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson and Lenny Henry all lending their voices to proceedings.

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits will be shivering timbers in UK screens on 28 March 2012.

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