Irish actor Liam Neeson has clinched the role of leading lion Aslan in the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch AND THE WARDROBE.

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe had reportedly been in negotiations to voice the heroic lion in the Disney movie, but was beaten out by the SCHINDLER'S LIST star.

The film, the first installment in the Narnia series, is scheduled to hit cinemas on 9 December (05).

18/07/2005 09:29