Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang Cast – The Hollywood Reporter

Emmy-winning Ted Lasso Star Brett Goldstein and Saturday Night Live Break-out Bowen Yang is the latest to join the animated’s voice cast Garfield movie

Chris Pratt stars as a lasagna-loving cat, while Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Waddingham, Cecily Strong and Ving Rhames also lend their voices to the feature.

Andrew Kosow and Broderick Johnson’s Alcon Entertainment is behind the new one GarfieldIt has been optioned worldwide – except China – by Sony Pictures with a theatrical release on May 24, 2024. David Reynolds (Finding Nemo) wrote the screenplay with Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgov. Mark Dindal (The Emperor’s New Groove, Chicken Little) directs.

Created by Jim Davis, Garfield first appeared in comics in 1978 as a lazy, orange tabby cat who frequently causes problems for John Arbuckle, his human owner and beloved house dog Odie. Garfield, which debuted in 41 newspapers, currently holds the record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. Garfield previously appeared on the big screen in a live-action/animated hybrid Garfield 2004 and its sequel, 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. In these films produced by 20th Century Fox, Bill Murray voices the titular cat.

Alcon acquired the rights from Davis, who will serve as the film’s executive producer along with Bridget McMeel from Amuse and Craig Sost. John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner will produce alongside Kosov and Johnson. DNEG Animation, which recently worked on an animated feature Ron is wrong, will animate and produce the film. DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra and President Tom Jacomb both serve as producers. Craig Sost will executive produce with Bridget McMeel from Andrews McMeel Entertainment.

Goldstein, repped by WME, Mosaic, B-Side Management, LARK and Hansen Jacobson, executive producer, writer and star of the beloved Apple series Ted Lasso. He is the creator of the upcoming Apple series shrinkingwith Ted LassoBill Lawrence and Jason Segel.

Yang has received multiple Emmy nominations for her work SNL; Other recent feature credits include The Lost City, Fire IslandAnd Brothers. He is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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