Terry Crews & Details Surface for 'Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers'
by Ethan Anderton
August 21, 2012
If you haven't taken the time to watch Sony Pictures Animation's adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, then it's time to sit on the couch and get lost in a downpour of food rain. The film isn't a loyal adaptation of the book, but it's definitely a fantastic animated film with some great comedy. A sequel is on the way in the form of Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers with Bil Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, James Caan, and Benjamin Bratt reprising their roles from the first film. In addition Kristen Schaal has been said to join the cast, and we finally have some details on her character, the sequel's plot and more.
First of all, one cast member will not be returning to the mix and that's Mr. T as the intense cop Earl, but Terry Crews is stepping up to take the voice role instead, so that's cool. Meanwhile, Schaal will apparently play Barb, a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick. Sounds like a good companion for Flint Lockwood's (Hader) monkey cohort Steve (Neil Patrick Harris). But where does Barb come from? The answer lies within another new character who will be voiced by Will Forte, the "Saturday Night Live" star who had a small, but hilarious, role in the first film as Joe Towne, who would offer hilarious background one-liners.
A press release says Forte will now play Chester V (that's the actual letter "V" and not the Roman numeral five, a genius inventor and head of The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind (he actually wants Lockwood to join up with the company as well). Live Corp is tasked with cleaning up the island town of Chewandswallow after Lockwood's machine went crazy pumping giant food out in mass quantities. However, that task proves to be a little more difficult as the machine has started spewing mutant food beasts tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other punny creatures. Aside from that hurdle, I'm betting that Chester V might turn out to be a villain of some sort in the end.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the directors of the first film and 21 Jump Street, are still executive producing with a screenplay from Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein with Erica Rivinoja ("South Park"). The sequel is directed by Cody Cameron (a story artist on Shrek, Madagascar, Surf’s Up and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) and Kris Pearn (head of story on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and story supervisor on Arthur Christmas) and arrives February 17th, 2014.