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Hayley Atwell and Aneurin Barnard lead Rogue Trooper cast

Hayley Atwell and Aneurin Barnard will lead the cast of Duncan Jones's animated sci-fi Rogue Trooper.

The Mission: Impossible actress and Dunkirk actor will star alongside Jack Lowden, Daryl McCormack, Jemaine Clement, Matt Berry, Asa Butterfield and Sean Bean, among others. Barnard will voice the titular character.

According to Variety, Rogue Trooper tells the story of 19, a 'Genetic Infantryman', who finds himself the sole survivor of an invasion force. Desperate to track down the traitor who sold him and his comrades out, the super soldier is accompanied by three killed-in-action squad mates, whose personalities have been stored in his gun, helmet and rucksack.

Jones' screenplay is adapted from the Rogue Trooper comic book, which was created by artist Dave Gibbons and writer Gerry Finley-Day and published by 2000 AD.

"2000 AD offers a very different flavour of comic action: Political and brutal at times, but always with a Pythonesque twinkle in the eye," Jones said in a statement. "Dredd (2012) was a taste of what 2000 AD has to offer and now we get to show the world another side of the beast. It is a genuine privilege to be given the opportunity to make Rogue Trooper."

Principal photography on Rogue Trooper has already wrapped at Rebellion Film Studios in Oxfordshire, England and the performances will be brought to life in animated form by Treehouse Digital. The project is due to be completed next year.

Jones, the son of David Bowie, previously directed films such as Moon, Source Code and Warcraft.