Web bookAccording to Variety, Robert Redford has joined the voice cast for Kerner Entertainment's live-action/CGI version of Charlotte's Web.  Redford will voice Ike, the arachnophobic horse who panics and faints at the mere sight of Charlotte.

The feature, adapted by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) and Karey Kirkpatrick (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) from E.B. White's story and directed by Gary Winick (13 going on 30), is currently in production in Melbourne.

Dakota Fanning stars, along site the voices of Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, John Cleese, Steve Buscemi, Cedric the Entertainer, Reba McEntire, Kathy Bates, Thomas Haden Church and Andre Benjamin.

The movie is a co-production for Paramount, Walden Media and Nick Movies. With good writers and a great director, I have nothing but high hopes for this one.