Jarvis Cocker to appear in Roald Dahl film adaptation

Former Pulp man has been working on 'Fantastic Mr Fox'

Jarvis Cocker has discussed his role in a new Roald Dahl film adaptation.

The former Pulp man has been working on a stop-motion version of ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ with filmmaker Wes Anderson, according to The Times.

Cocker will reportedly provide the voice for Petey, a mandolin-strumming puppet that closely resembles him.


He has contributed a “little hoedown number” to the project, he told the newspaper.

“I did a narration bit at the start of ‘… Mr Fox’, too, but they showed that to test audiences in the US and they were very bamboozled. So I’ve ended up on the cutting-room floor. I tried to enunciate clearly!” he is quoted as saying.

On Thursday (May 14) it was revealed Jarvis Cocker will headline the John Peel stage at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

He will appear on the Saturday (June 27), with Doves (June 26) and Echo And The Bunnymen (June 28) filling the other headline slots on the stage.