Teri Hatcher will voice a dual role opposite Dakota Fanning in Coraline, an animated film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 international best-seller.
Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach) is directing the project, which is set up at Nike chairman Phil Knight's Portland, Oregon-based animation studio Laika Entertainment. Focus Features has worldwide rights.
Hatcher plays both the mother of the title character (voiced by Fanning) and her other mother in a parallel universe. The young Coraline steps into a world that appears to be a much better version of her own reality, but when her artificial parents attempt to keep her there forever, she must escape the dangerous situation and take a brave journey to get back home.