May 31, 2012 20:47
Beyonce and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler cast in new animated movie 'Epic'
The film will also star Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny Knoxville
The 3D computer generated film will apparently tell the story of a teenage girl who is transported into another universe which she has to save in order to then save planet earth, reports Billboard.
Beyonce will play Queen Tara while Steven Tyler will play Nim Galuu and Pitbull will voice a character called Bufo. The film will also see animated characters voiced by the likes of Josh Hutcherson, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny Knoxville. The film will be directed by Ice Age director Chris Wedge.
In March of this year, it was revealed that Tom Cruise was in the frame to play the lead in the new version of A Star Is Born, Beyonce's other current cinematic project.
Beyonce has long been committed to Clint Eastwood's revival of the classic story of a troubled musician who falls in love with the younger singer he is trying to mentor. According to Variety, Warner Bros are courting Cruise to play the male lead.
This will be the fourth big screen version of A Star Is Born, following versions in 1937, 1954 and 1976, starring Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand respectively.
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