Jarvis Cocker To Star In New Wes Anderson Film

Jarvis Cocker and Wes Anderson – a match made in tweed-attired Bourgeois heaven are set to join forces in an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The Times Online reports: “Anderson has created a role for Cocker in his forthcoming, stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox. ‘Petey’ is a mandolin-strumming puppet who looks and sounds like his real-life counterpart. Cocker and Anderson have written a song for the film — ‘a little hoedown number’, says Cocker, who also wrote music for and had a cameo role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. ‘I did a narration bit at the start of Mr Fox, too, but they showed that to test audiences in the US and they were very bamboozled. So I’ve ended up on the cutting-room floor. I tried to enunciate clearly!’”

An anthropomorphic Jarvis Cocker puppet? Hells yes! But even with that The Fantastic Mr. Fox can only ever hope to be the second most anticipated children’s book adaptation helmed by a cult director this year. Am I right, or am I right?