Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming animated feature Garfield is all set to feature top-star cast voices. Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Wendell & Wild), Nicholas Hoult (The Great, Watership Down), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso, Krapopolis) and Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live, Loafy) join prevoiusly announced stars Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Pratt as the famous orange feline.
The CG movie is the latest project inspired by the iconic comic strip by Jim Davis, which centers on a lazy, cynical and entitled yet strangely endearing housecat, his hapless human owner, Jon Arbuckle; dimwitted doggie roommate, Odie; and various other allies and antagonists of all species. DNEG is producing animation for the project.
Mark Dindal is directing Garfield from a script by his The Emperor’s New Groove partner David Reynolds. Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost are exec producers alongside Davis; producers are John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner, Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and DNEG Animation CEO Namit Malhotra and president Tom Jacomb.
As global distributor (excluding China), Sony Pictures will release Garfield in theaters on 16 February 2024.