Tom Cavanagh to Protect That Pick-a-nick Basket

“Ed” actor will play Ranger Smith in upcoming Yogi Bear film.

Last Updated: November 30, 2009 @ 5:12 PM

Tom Cavanagh has signed on to play Ranger Smith in "Yogi Bear," Warner Bros.’ live-action/animated film that has begun shooting in New Zealand. 

Cavanagh joins Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd (as Yogi) and Justin Timberlake (as his sidekick Boo Boo). 

Reports surfaced this week that comedian T.J. Miller had landed the part by virtue of his perilous audition reel with a real bear (below).

It wasn’t immediately clear what role, if any, Miller would play in the upcoming film.

 

Read more at Variety.