Sony’s animated “Angry Birds” adaptation should be hilarious with the immense comedic talent on board.
The studio announced on Wednesday that Former “Saturday Night Live” star Jason Sudeikis will lead the voice cast as Red, the head of the Flock in the “Angry Birds” video game series created by Rovio Entertainment.
That’s not all, either. Current “SNL” star Kate McKinnon has a role, as well as “Key & Peele” star Keegan-Michael Key, “Veep” star Tony Hale, and “Neighbors” star Ike Barinholtz.
Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla) are also lending their voices to the star-studded film hitting theaters on July 1 in 2016.
Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis are co-directing from a script written by Jon Vitti (“The Simpsons Movie”). John
Cohen and Catherine Winder are producing under executive producers Mikael Hed and David Maisel.
“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,” Cohen said in a statement.