Thursday, August 18, 2022

'Garfield' Movie Adds Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Waddingham and Cecily Strong To Voice Cast

Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming, fully-animated Garfield feature is purring along, with the news of even more top-notch talent joining the voice cast. Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Wendell & Wild), Nicholas Hoult (The Great, Watership Down), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso, Krapopolis) and Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live, Loafy) join previously announced stars Chris Pratt as the famous orange feline and Samuel L. Jackson as Garfield’s father, Vic, a new character. Details on which characters the new stars will play have not been revealed.

Garfield (character poster by DNEG) will feature the voiced of Ving Rhames, Cecily Strong, Nicholas Hoult and Hannah Waddingham

The CG movie is the latest project inspired by the iconic comic strip by Jim Davis (who sold the right to Alcon), which centers on a lazy, cynical and entitled — yet strangely endearing — housecat, his hapless human owner, Jon Arbuckle; dimwitted doggie roommate, Odie; and various other allies and antagonists of all species. DNEG is producing animation for the project.

Mark Dindal is directing Garfield from a script by his The Emperor’s New Groove partner David Reynolds. Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost are exec producers alongside Davis; producers are John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner, Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and DNEG Animation’s CEO Namit Malhotra and President Tom Jacomb.

As global distributor (excluding China), Sony Pictures will release Garfield in theaters on February 16, 2024.

Rhames is represented by Kramer Management; Hoult by UTA, 42 (U.K.) and Felker Toczek; Waddingham by CAA, Creative Artists Management (U.K.) and Atlast Artists; and Strong by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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