English-Language Version of "The Wind Rises" Will Feature Voices of Mandy Patinkin, Stanley Tucci, Darren Criss and More

The voice talent for the English-language version of Studio Ghibli's animated film "The Wind Rises" has been announced.

Darren Criss
Darren Criss (Photo by Mark Davis/FOX)

The film will open in select North American theaters Feb. 21, 2014, prior to an expanded release Feb. 28.

"The Wind Rises" marks director Hayao Miyazaki's final film.

The English-language voice cast of "The Wind Rises" is directed by Gary Rydstrom, a seven-time Academy Award-winning sound designer ("Saving Private Ryan," "Titanic").

The cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Inception," Lincoln"), John Krasinski ("The Office," "Away We Go"), Emily Blunt ("Into the Woods," "Looper"), Tony winner Martin Short ( The Goodbye Girl, Little Me), Tony nominee Stanley Tucci ( Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Execution of Justice), Tony winner Mandy Patinkin ( Evita, Sunday in the Park with George), Werner Herzog ("Jack Reacher," “Grizzly Man"), William H. Macy ( Our Town, Oleanna), Mae Whitman ("Arrested Development," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"), Jennifer Grey ("Dirty Dancing," The Twilight of the Golds), Darren Criss ("Glee," How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Elijah Wood ("The Lord of the Rings," "Celeste & Jesse Forever") and Ronan Farrow ("From Up on Poppy Hill") .

Also featured are Zach Callison ("Sofia the First," "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"), Eva Bella ("Frozen," "Despicable Me 2"), Madeleine Rose Yen ( War Horse, Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Edie Mirman ("Epic," "Howl's Moving Castle" English-language version) and David Cowgill ("Madagascar"). Here's how the film is billed: "In 'The Wind Rises,' Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world."

The film is produced by Studio Ghibli and executive-produced by Frank Marshall.

Visit thewindrisesmovie.com for more information.