Hugh Grant may have no sympathy for hackers, but he doesn't object to a bit of pirating.

The kind that occurs on the seven seas, that is.

In his first animated role, the British charmer voices the swaggering Pirate Captain (it gets more creative from there, trust us) in The Pirates! Band of Misfits, brought to you by Aardman Animations, the studio responsible for Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run.

And you know what that means...

Expect your minds to be blown by the wonders of stop-motion claymation! In 3-D!

Grant, in the meantime, is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the talent on board for this pirate adventure. He's joined by Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Imelda Staunton, Brendan Gleeson, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Martin Freeman (if he's not a household name already thanks to the U.K. Office and Sherlock, he will be when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure comes out).

The only crummy thing is that we have to wait until March 30, 2012, for the jauntily titled film to hit theaters. Whoever's responsible for this time frame should walk the plank!

OK, fine...swabbing the decks is punishment enough.

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