Ariana Grande, Nicholas Hoult among 'Underdogs' voice recasting

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Animated comedy "Underdogs" is being readied for April release, and its English-language voice cast includes singer Ariana Grande, "X-Men" man Nicholas Hoult, Katie Holmes of "Wonder Boys" and Matthew Morrison of "Glee."

Central to the story is Morrison's character Jake, an introverted table football fan who is in love with Laura (Ariana Grande) and, thanks to her support, manages to win against Ace (Nicholas Hoult).

Things turn bad when Ace, now a global soccer star, comes back to town, nabs Laura, and starts wrecking the place in order to build a giant sports arena.

It's up to Jake to make things right, and help comes from an unlikely source -- the plastic figures atop his table football set.

If all this sounds familiar, it might be because "Underdogs" was first released in 2013 as "The Unbeatables," with English language and English-accented voice talent provided by the likes of "Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint, Peter Serafinowicz from "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" everpresent Anthony Head.

Awards for director Juan José Campanella and his film followed from the Argentinian Academy, its Film Critics Association and, this year, at the New York International Children's Film Festival.

The US edition was previously expected from The Weinstein Company on January 15, 2015, a date now occupied by the reshuffled "Paddington."