Trey Parker has joined the voice cast of Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3,” Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri announced Wednesday during Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon 2016 presentation in Las Vegas.
The “South Park” creator will play Balthazar Bratt, a ’80s child star obsessed with the character he used to play and nemesis to Steve Carell‘s Gru, a supervillain in his own right.
Melendandri announced that Carrell will also pull double duty in the new film, voicing a new character — Gru’s long lost identical twin Drew, his exact lookalike save for a luxurious head of blond hair.
“Despicable Me 3” hits theaters June 30, 2017.
Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda return as directors with co-director by Eric Guillon. The script is by Cinco Paul & Ken Dauri. Meledandri and Janet Healy are producers with Chris Renaud as executive producer.
Parker is represented by WME and Kevin Morris of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.