James Corden to star in film about emojis

'Emojimovie: Express Yourself' to hit cinemas in 2017

Details of a new film about emojis have been revealed, with James Corden signed up to the project.

Emojimovie: Express Yourself is in the works from the studio behind this year’s Angry Birds Movie. It is expected to be released in August 2017, directed by Tony Leondis (Kung Fu Panda)

Silicon Valley and Deadpool star TJ Miller will voice the character of Gene, an “exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions.”


The film will also star Corden, who provides the voice for Hi-5, and Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer as Jailbreak.


Corden recently starred in new animated film Trolls, while he will also voice Peter Rabbit in a 2018 film.

Meanwhile, footballer Jamie Vardy has put Corden forward to play him in a movie of his life.