Okay, go read this article. The best parts are excerpted at SAST for you.
Now. "The three confirmed leads of the film are Tilda Swinton, Dawn French and Rupert Everett. Many familiar New Zealanders have been cast but that's a secret at the moment."
Okay, I don't know about you, but the only NZers I'm really familiar with are... from LOTR. I have high hopes for a Karl Urban appearance.
Also: Dawn French? This is the first I've heard of that. What's she going to play, Mrs. Beaver? (Everett is voicing the fox. Swinton, of course, is the White Witch.)