Morgan Freeman could read the dictionary and make it sound cool. But lucky for him, and the filmmakers of new animal documentary Born To Be Wild 3D, there’s nothing boring about this film.
The 73-year-old veteran actor, perhaps most famously known for his roles in Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption, will narrate the new movie, set to open in Imax theaters on April 8th, 2011.
Born To Be Wild 3D travels from the rainforests of Borneo to the Kenyan savannah, following orphaned baby orangutans and elephants that are being given a second chance at life with the help of world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick. They, along with their animal rescue team, work to rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to their natural habitats.
In an interview with Variety, writer/producer Drew Fellman said, “I feel immensely privileged as a filmmaker that someone of Morgan’s stature is involved in this project.” He further went on to comment that, “His extraordinary voice will profoundly elevate this touching tale of the bond between humans and animals.”
Indeed, this is not Freeman’s first time at the rodeo in terms of narration. He has lent his voice to the 2005 film, March of the Penguins, and most recently has hosted and narrated the Discovery Channel television show Through the Wormhole.
To see the highly anticipated trailer, and hear Freeman’s soothing voice, check out the video after the jump below.