Jason Sudeikis, Peter Dinklage Flock to ‘Angry Birds’ Movie
Sony and Rovio seem to have made every effort to include as many comedians as possible in their animated Angry Birds movie. The voice cast, announced Wednesday, will star Saturday NIght Live alumnus Jason Sudeikis as the iconic Red bird.
Josh Gad, who cut his teeth in the animated world in Frozen, will play the yellow bird Chuck, and Danny McBride will play Bomb, both characters that fans of the game will know. Another SNL alum, Bill Hader, has been cast as the evil pigs.
Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage, who recently contributed voiceover work to video game Destiny, round out the starring roles as Matilda and The Mighty Eagle. The supporting cast includes comedians like Hannibal Buress, Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key and Ike Barinholtz, as well as Arrested Development‘s Tony Hale and Orange Is the New Black‘s Danielle Brooks.
The Angry Birds feature film debut, which is being distributed by Sony pictures, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 1, 2016. It is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis.
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