Mega-fans of the Angry Birds game have been given a treat, unlocking info on the voice cast and the first pic from the movie version of the popular game.
Jason Sudeikis will lead the cast as Red, a bird with a temper problem. Josh Gad, in his first animated role since the global smash hit Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride portrays the volatile Bomb. Bill Hader has joined the pork side, Maya Rudolph will play Matilda, and Peter Dinklage will play the legendary Mighty Eagle.
In the supporting roles are Keegan Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Grammy nominee and Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla), who have over 30 million YouTube subscribers, will bring an extra kick to this angry flock.
John Cohen, producer of the film, commented, “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.”
The upcoming movie marks Rovio’s first foray into feature films, although fans have already been introduced to the Angry Birds world with the weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series, which has surpassed more than three billion views in its first 18 months. The film will be out in the US July 1st, 2016.