Rovio Entertainment today announced the voice cast for its upcoming animated Angry Birds movie, and the lineup is extensive and impressive. Below is a breakdown of the actors featured in the movie.
- Jason Sudeikis -- (Saturday Night Live, Horrible Bosses) -- He plays the lead character, a bird named Red who has a "temper problem."
- Josh Gad -- (Frozen, 21) -- He plays "speedy" Chuck.
- Danny McBride -- (Eastbound & Down, This is the End) -- He plays the "volatile Bomb."
- Bill Hader -- (Saturday Night Live, Superbad) -- He plays a pig.
- Maya Rudolph -- (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live) -- She plays someone named Matilda.
- Peter Dinklage -- (Game of Thrones, Destiny's Ghost) -- He plays a bird named Mighty Eagle.
Supporting cast (roles unspecified):
- Keegan-Michael Key -- (Key & Peele)
- Kate McKinnon -- (Saturday Night Live)
- Tony Hale -- (Arrested Development)
- Ian Barinholtz -- (Neighbors)
- Hannibal Buress -- (Broad City)
- Cristela Alonzo -- (Cristela)
- Jillian Bell -- (22 Jump Street)
- Danielle Brooks -- (Orange is the New Black)
- Romeo Santos -- (Latin music singer)
- Ian Andre Hecox and Anthony Padilla -- (Of YouTube fame)
"These are some of the funniest people out there today, and we're thrilled to have them all on board," producer John Cohen said in a statement.
We don't know anything about the plot for the Angry Birds movie, but it's being written by veteran scribe Jon Vitti, who is perhaps best known for his work on The Simpsons. He wrote the famous "Mr. Plow" episode, among others.
The Angry Birds movie, which hits theaters on July 1, 2016, is Rovio's first stab at a feature film. The studio has worked on smaller-sized video productions, however, as it is behind the Angry Birds Toons animated series, which has tallied more than three billion views to date.
The film is produced by visual effects and animation studio Sony Pictures Imageworks, and will be distributed around the world by Sony Pictures. Animated movie veterans Fergal Reilly (Spider-Man 2, The Iron Giant) and Clay Kaytis (Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled) are attached to direct.
Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch