Chris Pratt to Play Garfield in New Animated Feature – The Hollywood Reporter

Chris Pratt is going to voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating comic strip feline Garfield in a…

Chris Pratt is going to voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating comic strip feline Garfield in a new animated motion picture.

Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson’s Alcon Leisure is at the rear of the new Garfield, which has been picked up for around the world (excluding China) release by Sony Pics. The script, created by Oscar nominee David Reynolds (Getting Nemo), is currently being directed by Mark Dindal (Rooster Little), with the duo getting earlier worked collectively on Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove.

Created by Jim Davis, Garfield first appeared in comics sections in 1978, with the lazy, orange tabby cat typically triggering difficulties for Jon Arbuckle, his human owner, and the lovable home dog Odie. Garfield, which debuted in 41 newspapers, at the moment retains the record as the most widely syndicated comic strip in the planet.

Alcon acquired the rights from Davis, who will provide as an executive producer on the film along with Bridget McMeel from Amuse and Craig Sost. John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner generate along with Kosove and Johnson. DNEG Animation, which lately worked in the animated function Ron’s Gone Completely wrong, will animate and produce the film. DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra and president Tom Jacomb are both of those serving as producers.

Garfield previously appeared on the massive display screen in dwell-action/animated hybrid Garfield in 2004 and its sequel, 2006’s Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. In these videos, both equally manufactured by 20th Century Fox, Invoice Murray voiced the titular cat.

Pratt’s voice do the job incorporates the Lego Movie movies and Pixar’s Onward as perfectly as the impending Super Mario Bros. animated feature from Common and Nintendo, where by he will be voicing Mario. The actor, repped by UTA, Increase Management and Sloane Give, was most recently observed in Amazon’s sci-fi characteristic The Tomorrow War and is thanks back again in theaters in June with Jurassic Environment: Dominion.

Reynolds, who started out his profession crafting for Late Night With Conan O’Brien, is repped by Gersh.

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