The planned CGI LEGO movie is certainly pulling a great cast together, with the news that Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, and Nick Offerman have all signed up to voice roles in the film, according to Variety.
Will Arnett, Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, and Elizabeth Banks also star, with Arnett and Tatum particularly interesting, as they’ll be Superman and Batman, marking the first time the characters have appeared on screen together. The story is about Emmett (Pratt), a seemingly average Lego figure who is mistaken for a powerful man who can help save the universe. He joins a group determined to stop the evil President Business (Ferrell). Liam Neeson will play the villain’s right hand man, Bad Cop, with Alison Brie portraying a member of Emmett’s group. Nick Offerman will play a surly pirate, hell-bent on getting revenge on President Business.
And with a villain called President Business, we can already sense right wing nutjobs preparing to froth at the mouth about how this is trying to indoctrinate kids into hating capitalism.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) are directing from a screenplay they co-wrote, based on an original story by Dan Hagerman and Kevin Hagerman. A release date of February 28th, 2014 is already set.