Britain's Bell takes on Tintin

<p>British actor Jamie Bell is to play Tintin, the title role in the high-profile new adaptation of the popular Belgian comic book series. Bell, who appeared as the title character in &quot;Billy Elliot&quot; at the age of 14, has been cast as the lead in Steven Spielberg&rsquo;s big-screen adaptation.</p><p>According to the<span style="font-style: italic" class="Apple-style-span"> </span><em>Times</em>, he will provide the voice and movement for the character in the animation film &quot;The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn&quot;.</p><p>The signing of Bell is the last key casting decision in the project, which has taken almost 30 years to come to fruition.&nbsp; </p>