Mad Men star Jon Hamm is trading in day drinking for bounty hunting.
The actor will voice the fan favorite Boba Fett in the audiobook version of From a Certain Point of View, the upcoming short-story collection from Del Ray celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Announced in April, the anthology features 40 stories that follow characters ranging from “X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for.”
"This was a fun opportunity to do a full-cast Star Wars audiobook," producer Aaron Blank said in a statement. "In addition to multiple perspectives, short stories mean a small time commitment in the recording studio, and that enabled us to pursue some big names! We know some of these readers — like Jon Hamm (reading as Boba Fett) and Neil Patrick Harris (reading about an Imperial officer in the Death Star) — might not be available for an entire audiobook, but we were able to bring them on board for this project."
In addition to Hamm and Harris, the audiobook's cast includes Jonathan Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Janina Gavankar, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Daniel José Older and Marc Thompson.
From a Certain Point of View arrives Oct. 3 in hardcover, ebook and unabridged audiobook.