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Lord of the Rings Anime Prequel to Star Succession's Brian Cox

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is set to be released in 2024.

Lord of the Rings War of the Rohirrim anime
The movie follows the House of Helm Hammerhand, lead by King Rohan.
Warner Bros.

A new Lord of the Rings anime movie revealed its voice cast on Wednesday. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, set to be released in 2024, will star Brian Cox from Succession, Gaia Wise from A Walk in the Woods and Miranda Otto, who played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, which was earlier reported by Deadline.

The movie was first announced in June of last year. It'll focus on Helm Hammerhand, the ninth king of Rohan, played by Cox. Luke Pasqualino (Snowpiercer) will play Wulf, the Dunlending lord forcing an attack on the king and his people. The king's daughter Hera, played by Wise, is responsible for leading the resistance against the Helm's Deep's demise. Otto returns to voice Eowyn, the story's narrator.  

The War of the Rohirrim is set 183 years before the events of Peter Jackson's trilogy of films, with a special focus on Helm's Deep. Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel series, coming out in September, precedes the animated movie by more than a thousand years.

The anime is directed by Kenji Kamiyama and is set to premiere April 12, 2024. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros Animation is behind the production of The War of Rohirrim.