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Brad Pitt and Matt Damon Join George Miller's Happy Feet 2

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January 15, 2010

Matt Damon and Brad Pitt

While I'd be a little more pleased to hear this casting news in reference to George Miller's Mad Max 4: Fury Road, I guess I'll be content with the announcement from Movieline that Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have recently joined the voice cast for another Miller film, Happy Feet 2, the (obviously) 3-D sequel to the 2006 Academy Award winning animated film. While I would've thought that Damon and Pitt might appear as live action characters (you should know what I'm talking about if you've seen the original) it sounds like they're simply providing vocal talent since they've already been at work recording lines in the studio this week.

The two join returning cast members Elijah Wood and Robin Williams who starred in the first film about a young tap-dancing social outcast named Mumble amongst a society of talented singing penguins. But under the tutelage of some funky fresh penguins including Ramon and the master of funk Lovelace (both voiced by Williams), Mumble gets the courage to be true to himself and his happy feet. The original film also featured Hugh Jackman and the late Brittany Murphy, but no word on Jackman's return or if Murphy's character will be written out or simply re-cast. Having at least enjoyed the first Happy Feet (but not immensely), a sequel could be fun. But with no plot details, we'll just have to wait for some new info to leak through the cracks.

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  • zach
    Gayyyyy so homo worst movie i never saw
  • Imagine
    NOOOOOOO NOT THIS AGAIN
  • Bobby
    Taking into account the original film, and George Miller's history with sequels, there's probably going to be a great emphasis on the main character and his mythologization, and I do believe the two of them are going to tie into this, somehow. Which is good, I think - these two getting some of the meatier, more dramatic and demanding voice-acting roles, although it remains to be seen who else might be present in the casting. It's interesting how that first film had such a great roster of talent, and yet it didn't feel like they'd cast the roles simply for the namesake of the actors involved. Hugo Weaving in particular is almost unrecognizable, and I hope he returns - his character being pretty important, and e'ything. And, I have to wonder who they've gotten to replace Brittany Murphy - hopefully someone Australian, although this does seem like a more international type of story than Miller's Mad Max films, which rely on that cultural context. So, who knows, really.
  • Cody
    Ugh and Meh are my only possible responses for this....Meh
  • People's Champ
    Real prestigious there guys.
  • troy
    is there a dislike button? cause news like this is really pathetic.
  • gonnarentit
    crap, crap, crap Not even worthy of showing on an airliner (which is where I saw the first one) crap What are you thinking Pitt? crap
  • Vern
    You know, I have a sneaking suspicion that these all may be the same person, under different names.
  • tobi,leader of the akatsuki
    please someone kill me,the first film was a bag of shit.
  • gill 12
    Wish the long rich and pushing 50 Brangelina ---and a few dozen others -would FINALLY put down the enabling fantasies ---and START 'fessing up about Hollywood's decade's long sellout and suck-up to the most awesomely genocidal regime in history ---across the Pacific. FACT ( 70 million exterminated in 'peacetime' ---FACT ) Maybe then they can at last start coming up with something new to show us. Maybe then ---but not until... AMEN
  • @ #10, What the hell are you talking about?
  • Please tell me that Brad Pitt is gonna play some redneck leading a bunch of Jews with baseball bats to go club seals and penguins.

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