Jason Sudeikis named among all-star voice cast for Angry Birds

2014-10-02 17:00

Los Angeles - Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride have all been named in the all-star voice cast for Angry Birds.

The much-anticipated feature film of the popular game series will also include the likes of Bill Hader, who starred in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Maya Rudolph from Bridesmaids and Peter Dinklage, who's appeared in Game of Thrones and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Reflecting on the announcement, John Cohen, producer of the film, said: "I'm extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya, and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they're surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent - these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we're thrilled to have them all on board."

Dwight Caines, president of theatrical marketing for Sony Pictures, added: "Our filmmakers are cooking up a hilarious movie, and we know these fans can't wait to see how they're going to bring the Angry Birds' story to life on the big screen of movie theaters."

The Angry Birds movie is written by Jon Vitti - who's best known for his work on The Simpsons - and is set for release in July 2016.

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