Martin Freeman will be rushing to Santa Claus' aid in a new animated Christmas movie.
The Hobbit star will voice an awkward elf who has to rescue Santa's headquarters when a villain called Neville Baddington discovers its whereabouts.
Variety reports that Martin, 40, joins a host of fellow British actors who are lending their voices to characters in Saving Santa, including Noel Clarke, Joan Collins, Tim Curry and Craig Fairbass.
Leon Joosen, whose animation credits include The Little Mermaid and Aliens In The Attic, will direct.
Production on Saving Santa is set to start this week and the film is expected to be released around Christmas this year.