Carrie Fisher, Susan Sarandon voicing Dishonored

Bethesda taps Star Wars, Thelma & Louise actresses for upcoming stealth-action game; Lord of the Rings' Brad Dourif and Reservoir Dogs' Michael Madsen also revealed.

Bethesda's upcoming stealth-action game Dishonored will be the latest to tap Hollywood voice talent to bring its characters to life. The publisher announced the voice cast for Dishonored today, revealing Star Wars hero Carrie Fisher, Thelma & Louise actress Susan Sarandon, and a host of others.

Fisher plays a propaganda announcer in Dishonored. Image credit: Lucasfilm

Fisher will be heard in Dishonored over a loudspeaker in the game's city of Dunwall as the broadcaster of government propaganda. Academy Award winner Sarandon will play former aristocrat Granny Rags, an elderly blind woman who has become deranged after years of living on the streets.

Other Hollywood actors lending their voices to Dishonored include Brad Dourif (Lord of the Rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest), who will take on the role of an inventor named Piero. This character creates a number of devices that main character Corvo can use.

Rounding out the voice talent for Dishonored is John Slattery (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Free Willy), Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Hugo), and Lena Headey (300, Imagine Me & You).

Bethesda also announced today that the he soundtrack for Dishonored was composed by Daniel Licht, who previously provided music work for Dexter and Body of Proof.

Set for release on October 9 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Dishonored is a first-person action game that puts players in the boots of Corvo, an assassin tasked with protecting the empress of a stylized steampunk city known as Dunwall. When the empress is murdered and Corvo framed for the killing, sinister forces grant the accused assassin supernatural abilities to pursue his revenge.

For more on Dishonored, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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61 comments
auntbessie
auntbessie

Sounds like they're going all out, really hope it's good to justify that kind of expense though

SamuraiSeven
SamuraiSeven

Definitely looking forward to this game.  I miss being able to play a stealth game.  Since they forced more action into the Splinter Cell series, I have been craving something like this.

 

Glad they have decent voice acting.  Sometimes, voice acting can ruin a game.  (Two Worlds)

itchyflop
itchyflop

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. :)

Zonno
Zonno

Yeah. Aren't those people really old by now?

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

this game looks pretty amazing, can't wait for a review

ZOD777
ZOD777

Not a bad lineup.  I had to look up Brad Dourif to see who that was in LOTR (Wormtongue).

 

"Sarandon will play former aristocrat Granny Rags, an elderly blind woman who has become deranged after years of living on the streets." Ironic.  Seems about right other than the living on the streets part.

booty56
booty56

Just watched Michael Madsen in Kill Bill a couple of hours ago, sounds cool he'll be a character in the game

Swanogt19
Swanogt19

Sounds like things are getting better and better. 

Hurvl
Hurvl

As if this game didn't Kick-Ass already, now they've got Hit-Girl to do voice acting for a game with a steampunk hitman.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Sooo... What about Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill?

wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

you shall die a peasant's death!!...........................................

 

.........Matt Damon............

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Interesting and cool, but, uhm, hm. Weird pull.

jessie82
jessie82

didnt think any of the star wars actors were still alive? except harrison

sonicare
sonicare

Yeah, I think Michael Madsen should be a good voice actor.  Cool dude.

Apathetic_Prick
Apathetic_Prick

Lena Heady...doesn't she play Cersei on A Game of Thrones?  If so, that's promising.  I met Carrie Fisher once, very cool lady.  I saw her show "Wishful Drinking".  Funny as hell.  She signed my copy of Battlefront 2, as well.  Anyway, it's great to see her in something that isn't Star Wars.  Now, if only Kevin Smith did the writing...

CyprusGamer
CyprusGamer

not impressed at all . and believe me i love first person

edant79
edant79

Regardless of what the clips portray, I just really hope this isn't going to be your typical FPS snooze fest.

 

Especially if Bethesdas throwing a bunch of money at it.

topsemag55
topsemag55

Bethesda will never be able to match BioWare's voiceovers.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

Holy crap what ever happend to actual voice actors?

Cliffy_T
Cliffy_T

Only one I care about is Brad Dourif.  How can they not mention he's the voice of Chucky?  And MW2ismygame I wouldn't worry about them not using the voice talent.  Bethesda isn't making the game, only publishing it.  Arkane Studios is developing it.

firehawk998
firehawk998

I swear to God if Carrie Fisher sings the Happy Life Day song from Star Wars Christmas Special in the game I will sue Bethedsa for causing mental distress and torture. Joking Aside hope the game is good.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

Beth I love you guys, but fu*k off if you do to them what you did to liam neeson and patrick stewart, by having them voice only a few lines and have crap actors do the rest. for the love of god USE THE TALENT YOU PAID FOR and get more than one sentence please !!!!!!!!!!!!!

SolidTy
SolidTy

I was buying this anyways....sweet.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

AH HA!!! So that's where Bethesda's the QA budget is going. :)

Robert1037
Robert1037

"Bethesda taps Star Wars, Thelma & Louise actresses" come on im not the only person who thought this sounded sexual?..

svenjl
svenjl

 @Zonno

 Meaning what exactly?  That they've lost their ability to talk?  :-)

Temperedelm
Temperedelm

 @Suikogaiden What does their age have to do with anything? They are all accomplished actors/actresses.

Maelsthur
Maelsthur

 @s4dn3s5this kind of stuff no needed of review I already preodered just like halo 4.

svenjl
svenjl

 @jessie82

 And how old are you?  Don't tell me you were born in 1982 and still thought Hamill and Fisher were dead.  Good grief.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @jessie82 Whaat? Chewbacca is alive, C3-PO is alive, Lando is alive, Vader (both actor and voice) is alive. Variably active now

 

They were mostly 20-30 year olds in 1970s.

ZOD777
ZOD777

 @jessie82 Carrie Fisher does lots of animation voice acting now.  She is Peter's Boss in Family Guy most notably.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

 @jessie82 Mark Hamill voiced the Joker in the Batman Arkham games, while Harrison has been in a few recent movies.

Smosh150
Smosh150

 @jessie82 Harrison is really the only really active one anymore. Mark Hamill does a few things, but not on the scale of Harrison.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

 @topsemag55 Bioware is damn near unbeatable. But it's still an impressive list. Hopefully, it won't go to waste.

Smosh150
Smosh150

 @mlcarter815 You really want to see her in a golden bikini, not that I am trying to be harsh, but her looks aren't what they used to be.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

 @Deadly_Nemesis Carrie Fisher's not new to voice work; she's done plenty for Family Guy and Sarandon's done plenty of character voices in movies.

sidewinder_na
sidewinder_na

 @Robert1037 Does that mean corvo and granny rags will take a steampunk car and drive over the cliff at the end...?

Zonno
Zonno

 @svenjl There was no indirect implication in my comment about a possible speaking deficiency. Just an honest question. I haven't heard anything about those actors for a long time.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @Temperedelm It's the Penn&Teller phenomenom. That old people stink, don't do anything and are useless and all sorts of bad things.

 

But when 60 year olds are considered that old nowadays it's getting a bit ridicilous. Stallone, Nicholson, Schwarchenegger and many others are that age or over.

 

Yeah 60 year old characters should be voiced by 20 year old hotshots.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

 @Carpetfluff

I was referring to people who specialise in voice work (Voice Actors) as opposed to screen actors doing voice work.

But then again she is hardly a screen actor these days.

Hurvl
Hurvl

 @sidewinder_na "Sh*t unknown outsider (probably not a negro as in Pulp Fiction), that's all you had to say!"

sidewinder_na
sidewinder_na

 @Hurvl So is Harvey Keitel making a cameo?

...actually he should just be there, and after you ruin a mission the outsider tells you he's sending "the wolf".