‘Angry Birds’ Movie Casts Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage
Better break out the pillows, Peter Dinklage is voice acting again for another video game franchise as Sony revealed the cast for its upcoming feature film, 'Angry Birds'.
Rovio has announced it has a star-studded roster ready to lend their voices to the silver screen debut of 'Angry Birds.' 'Angry Birds' will have Jason Sudeikis ('We're the Millers', 'Horrible Bosses') starring in the lead role as Red, the birds' longtime frontman. Josh God ('Frozen') will be playing as Chuck and Danny McBride ('Eastbound & Down', 'This is the End') will be playing as Bomb. Funnyman Bill Hader ('Saturday Night Live') will be playing one of the leaders of the Bad Piggies. Maya Rudolph will be playing as Matilda and our favorite Lannister, Peter Dinklage, will be playing as Mighty Eagle.
Keegan-Michael Key ('Key & Peele'), Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Burress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks ('Orange is the New Black') and Romeo Santos will be a part of the movie's supporting cast.
“I’m extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya, and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they’re surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent – these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we’re thrilled to have them all on board,” said John Cohen, the film's producer.
“With two and a half billion gamers around the world, Angry Birds is one of those brands that can drive massive fan engagement. That’s why we wanted to bring this unlock to the fans first," said Dwight Caines, Sony Pictures' President of Theatrical Marketing. "Our filmmakers are cooking up a hilarious movie, and we know these fans can’t wait to see how they’re going to bring the Angry Birds’ story to life on the big screen of movie theaters.”
'Angry Birds' will debut in theaters on July 1, 2016. The film is written by Jon Vitti, directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and features Mikael Hed and David Maisel as executive Producers.