James McAvoy to lead adaptation of acclaimed comic 'The Sandman'

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: May 13, 2020, 09:45 PM IST


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The actor will voice star as Dream in Audible's adaptation of 'The Sandman'.

In a big news update, Hollywood actor James McAvoy will step into the role of Dream in the adaptation of acclaimed comic ‘The Sandman’. 

The actor will voice the role of Dream in ‘Audible's adaptation of The Sandman’ written by Neil Gaiman.

James McAvoy is best known for playing Professor X in ‘X-Men’ films. Like those films, he will be seen leading an ensemble cast in this film that includes Riz Ahmed, Justin Vivian Bond as Desire, Arthur Darvill, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Miriam Margolyes as Despair, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis and Michael Sheen as Lucifer.

‘The Sandman’ originally ran for 75 issues from 1989-1996 and began with the accidental capture of Dream, the younger brother of Death, and the journey that comes when he is released seven decades later. 

The first part of the Audible drama will debut July 15 and adapts the first three volumes of the graphic novel series.