Hugh Grant to Visit Australia in April for The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) - Pirates! A Band of Misfits

The Pirates: A Band of Misfits posterSony Pictures Releasing has announced that Hugh Grant is coming to Australia to promote his new family comedy The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Hugh Grant will walk the red carpet at the Australian Premiere in Sydney on Sunday April 1 at 3.30pm at Event Cinemas George Street.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits, opens in cinemas April 5 and is from the creators of the blockbuster hits ‘Chicken Run’ and ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Ware Rabbit’.  The film features Hugh Grant in his first animated role and an all-star cast including David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey and Ashley Jensen.

In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas.  With a crew of misfit goofballs at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz and win the much coveted Pirate of the Year Award.

The Pirates: A Band of Misfits is released in Australia on 5 April 2012 from Sony.