Who is in the mood for a big, fat British period drama?

A slew of British film royalty are joining the cast of Tom Hooper's 'The King's Speech,' according to the UK's The Guardian. The Tom Hooper-directed film chronicles the early life of Queen Elizabeth II's father King George VI, who was afflicted with a stutter.

Helena Bonham Carter
, Australian Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall and revered stage performer Michael Gambon will join Colin Firth in the period drama currently in production in the UK. Firth plays the lead, the shy second son of George V, known universally as "Bertie." George V, who was King during the Second World War, was thrust onto the world stage after his brother Edward VIII (who will be played by Pearce) abdicates the throne to marry American divorcee and socialite Wallis Simpson.
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