Hit Girl from Kick Ass. Roger Sterling from Mad Men. Louise from Thelma and Louise. Princess frikkin' Leia.
The actors responsible for those much-praised performances will all be showing up in Arkane Studios' highly anticipated alt-reality adventure when it comes out this fall. It's kind of incredible, really.
Publisher Bethesda Softworks let the news of Dishonored's voice cast fly this morning, with details found in the following press release snippet:
Susan Sarandon, an Academy Award winner and five-time nominee, will make her videogame debut as the former aristocrat, Granny Rags – an intriguing old blind woman now deranged after years of street life. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Brad Dourif takes on the role of the inventor Piero, creator of the iconic mask worn by Corvo as well as a wealth of gadgets Corvo can use. Emmy winner and Hollywood-icon Carrie Fisher can be heard broadcasting government propaganda over loudspeakers throughout the city of Dunwall, where the game is set.
The all-star cast continues with John Slattery ("Mad Men," "The Adjustment Bureau") who takes on the role of Admiral Havelock, a Loyalist who helps Corvo on his quest, as well as Michael Madsen who brings his videogame voiceover experience to the role of Daud, a mysterious assassin. Chloë Grace Moretz ("Kick-Ass," "Hugo") portrays Young Lady Emily, the Empress' daughter who is kidnapped after her mother's death while Lena Headey joins the cast as Calista, Emily's caretaker. In addition to the star-studded voice cast, Composer Daniel Licht ("Dexter") lends his musical talents to create the game's original score.
There's been an escalating arms race when it comes to getting Hollywood luminaries to play roles in video games, what with Gary Oldman and Ed Harris in Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops, Aaron Stanton in L.A. Noire and most recently Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls. But, Dishonored throws down a gauntlet that's going to be tough to beat. Your move, everybody else.