RONAN Keating has been cast as the singing voice of Postman Pat in the upcoming Postman Pat: The Movie.
In addition to providing the vocals to all of Postman Pat’s songs, the Boyzone star will also appear in a cameo role as a contestant who competes against Pat for a coveted prize.
The Dublin-born singer said: “It’s been a true honour to help bring Postman Pat’s singing voice to life.
“I grew up watching Pat and all the great characters in Greendale so I can’t wait to take my kids along to see them all on the big screen.”
The film finds Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and his family and friends.
Keating joins the renowned voice cast of Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Green Wing) as Postman Pat, Jim Broadbent (Moulin Rouge), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) in bringing this long-running childhood story to life.
He made his acting debut in the film Goddess, an Australian musical-drama about a housewife who becomes an internet sensation after her music becomes viral.
The X Factor Australia judge is currently touring with Boyzone on their 20th anniversary tour around the UK.
Postman Pat: The Movie is produced by RGH Entertainment and directed by Mike Disa (Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil).
It is now in production and will hit cinemas across the UK from Friday 23 May, 2014.