Helena Bonham Carter joins The King's Speech

Period drama The King's Speech is growing its cast, with the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Ehle and Timothy Spall signing on.

Tom Hooper's film - which follows the struggles of young King George VI (the current Queen's dad, in case your history isn't up to snuff) as he assumes the throne.

Looked down upon and suffering with a nervous stammer, he gets hep from speech therapist Lionel Logue, who makes sure he can lead the country.

The cast already boasts Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush in the starring roles, with Michael Gambon and Derek Jacobi also just announced.

Hooper is directed the film right now with a planned release next year.

[Source: Variety ]