Dishonored Gets An Incredible List Of A-List Actors To Go All Steampunk

Hit Girl from Kick arse. Roger Sterling from Mad Men. Louise from Thelma and Louise. Princess frikkin' Leia.

The actors responsible for those much-praised performances will all be showing up in Arkane Studios' highly anticipated alt-reality adventure when it comes out this fall. It's kind of incredible, really.

Publisher Bethesda Softworks let the news of Dishonored's voice cast fly this morning, with details found in the following press release snippet:

Susan Sarandon, an Academy Award winner and five-time nominee, will make her video game debut as the former aristocrat, Granny Rags — an intriguing old blind woman now deranged after years of street life. Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe-winner Brad Dourif takes on the role of the inventor Piero, creator of the iconic mask worn by Corvo as well as a wealth of gadgets Corvo can use. Emmy winner and Hollywood-icon Carrie Fisher can be heard broadcasting government propaganda over loudspeakers throughout the city of Dunwall, where the game is set.

The all-star cast continues with John Slattery ("Mad Men", "The Adjustment Bureau") who takes on the role of Admiral Havelock, a Loyalist who helps Corvo on his quest, as well as Michael Madsen who brings his video game voiceover experience to the role of Daud, a mysterious assassin. Chloë Grace Moretz ("Kick-Ass," "Hugo") portrays Young Lady Emily, the Empress' daughter who is kidnapped after her mother's death while Lena Headey joins the cast as Calista, Emily's caretaker. In addition to the star-studded voice cast, Composer Daniel Licht ("Dexter") lends his musical talents to create the game's original score.

There's been an escalating arms race when it comes to getting Hollywood luminaries to play roles in video games, what with Gary Oldman and Ed Harris in Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops, Aaron Stanton in L.A. Noire and most recently Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls. But, Dishonored throws down a gauntlet that's going to be tough to beat. Your move, everybody else.


    This game cannot possibly suck.

      Wow, like that's never been uttered before a terrible release before.

    This sounds great, Bethesda should do something similar for the next Elder Scrolls, It felt like they had 4 voice actors for that game.

      You best not be saying Skyrim did, because there was so much variety in it unlike previous games, unless your some dick that keeps listening to guards so you can hear arrow in the knee shit :(

        Of the 160 hours of Skyrim I've played so far, there was maybe 3 scenes that I would consider the voice acting to be memorable.

        This Dishonored cast has a lot of potential though. I'm looking forward to it!

        Having more variety than the previous elder scrolls games was not a hard feat. I have played through the vast majority of the quests and I have the mod that makes the guards shut up, I still feel like there was barely any variety in voice actors.

        I spent most time doing side quests and it was all pretty average. I really enjoy the game and I think its great however the voice acting was not one of its strong points. I feel the same about New Vegas.

      For a game like Skyrim I would prefer that they don't spend too much on Big Name actors (like Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean) who rush through their phoned in lines in a day or two. They really need more actors and get them to act with each other, not just read the script.

      Here's for hoping they didn't just name the 4 VA's for this.

    A-list? Hardly, Susan and Carrie may have been A-list 20-30 years ago but not now, the only one that is close would be Chloë Grace Moretz but she is to young and still a child actor.Now Gary Oldman and Ed Harris and even Sam Worthingston thats A-list.

      Lena Headey? derp

    I don't know what Evan Narcisse's definition of A-list is, but none of these actors are there. Some are on the way, the rest are over the hill. A-list is the likes of established names Clooney, Pitt, Winslet, DiCaprio along with newcomers like Gosling, Stone, Garfield etc.

    Not to crap all over the news, but that's just improper terminology. None of these names are taking leading roles in tentpoles yet.

    I'd rather they used real voice actors - like Jim Cummings and Jennifer Hale.

      I much prefer professional voice actors to regular actors. I would take Billy West over Brad Pitt any day!

    So 50% of the budget has been blown on high quality voice actors, eh?

    Good to know. It saves me from pre-ordering the game.

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