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Nicole Kidman attends the Paddington Storytime Event at Barnes & Noble on November 6, 2014 in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Paddington now has a full trailer and one of the stars, Nicole Kidman, was despatched to Barnes & Noble for a story time event and had her wish come true.

Following the Country Music Awards in Nashville, Nicole Kidman hosted a Paddington story time event yesterday (November 6th, 2014) at the Barnes & Noble in Brentwood, Tennessee. There Nicole read a Paddington book to children and guests in the store. She also discussed her role in the the film. About 150 parents and children where present.

Nicole told the crowd gathered before the event, “If I wasn’t an actress, I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher. Dreams do come true.” The Barnes & Noble event launches a National Paddington storytime event taking place at all the stores nationwide (in USA) this Saturday, November 8, 2014.

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Nicole Kidman gets her kindergarten teacher wish at the Paddington Storytime Event

The movie Paddington is the first adaptation of author Michael Bond’s long-running series of children’s books that first debuted in 1958. UK readers will know of the children’s animated BBC television series. This movie is produced by David Heyman who produced the eight Harry Potter films.

Paddington is directed by Paul King and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.

Paddington (2014) – Main trailer

Paddington (2014) – Theatrical release dates

UK: November 28, 2014
Australia: December 11, 2014
New Zealand: December 18, 2014
US and Canada: January 16, 2015


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online