Get ready for the Andy Serkis Film Festival. The man who snatched the brass ring voicing Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” movies and the big ape in “King Kong” has three new flicks unreeling in theaters.
He’s Mr. Grin in “Alex Rider: Stormbreaker,” an assistant to scientist Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) in “The Prestige” and Spike, a henchman of the villainous Toad (Ian McKellen) in the animated “Flushed Away,” opening Friday.
A collaboration between Aardman Animation (“Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”) and DreamWorks (“Shrek”), “Flushed Away” follows the story of Roddy St. James (Hugh Jackman), a pampered pet mouse who accidentally takes a dip in the toilet only to be sucked down into a bustling underworld populated with street-smart rats (Serkis, Bill Nighy) and potential gal-pals (Kate Winslet). [More]