She'll be playing Goona, a gallant and indomitable rebel who helps to steer the movie's hero Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne) through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations.
Maisie's already taken a selfie with her character on Instagram, writing: "Das ma girl!"
"I'm a huge Aardman fan – having the chance to work with Nick Park is a dream come true, especially as I get to voice such a fantastic character as Goona. I can't wait for audiences to meet her," she added.
Early Man marks Nick Park's first feature since 2005's Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. It's currently in production in Bristol.
"Maisie is a terrific actress, and she is of course no stranger to embodying a valiant heroine. I'm most excited to see her breathe life into Goona – I know she'll be the perfect ally to Eddie's Dug," Nick Park said.
The movie follows plucky caveman Dug and his sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age to beat them at their own game. Tom Hiddleston also stars as Lord Nooth.
It continues Aardman's partnership with Studiocanal following the success of Shaun the Sheep Movie, which took more than $100 million worldwide.
Early Man will venture into UK cinemas on January 26, 2018.
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