Charli XCX joins Angry Birds cast

2016-04-05 05:00

Los Angeles - Charli XCX has been cast in the Angry Birds movie.

The singer will play Willow in the big screen adaptation of the video game, according to producer John Cohen, who announced the casting news on Twitter.

He wrote: "I'm excited to announce that the amazing @CHARLI_XCX is voicing Willow in #AngryBirdsMovie!!! More news coming soon! (sic)."

Charli - whose real name is Charlotte Emma Aitchison - joins a star-studded cast which includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage and Blake Shelton.

While she has carved out a successful singing career for herself, this is the 23-year-old star's first movie role.

It has not yet been revealed if she will sing in the film.

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