Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) will release the English-language version of Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's Persepolis in 100 screens throughout North America on April 11.

The English-language version features the voices of Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve in the same roles they voiced for the original - Marjane and Marjane's mother - along with Sean Penn as Marjane's father, Gena Rowlands as her grandmother, Iggy Pop as her uncle and Amethyste Frezignac as young Marjane.

The new version was recorded under the direction of Satrapi and Paronnaud just as the French version was being completed.

SPC released the French version in the US on Dec 25 last year.