Hank Azaria as Gargamel in The Smurfs – First Look
We are here to talk about The Smurfs again! But, today, we’re going to start this chat a little bit different since we just had a chance to see the first set photo of Hank Azaria as Gargamel in an upcoming big screen CGI/live action hybrid 3D adaptation of our lovely blue friends. Check out this photo, guys, we think he look’s pretty scary. Perfect Gargamel, don’t you think?
So, let us all remind some basic information about this huge project that’s expected to arrive August 3rd 2011.
The live-action/CG blend comes from director Raja Gosnell, who has made the mix of humans and computer-fabricated critters his forte on Beverly Hills Chihuaua and two Scooby-Doo movies.
The official The Smurfs plot synopsis part goes like this: “When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.”
We already talked about very interesting names involved in the whole project, so we’re sure you all remember that Jonathan Winters will play Papa Smurf, George Lopez will be Grouchy Smurf, Katy Perry will play Smurfette, Alan Cumming is Gutsy Smurf, Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf.
Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf, Paul Rubens will voice Jokey Smurf, John Oliver – Vanity Smurf, Kenan Thompson will be Greedy Smurf, B.J.Novak will voice Baker Smurf, while Jeff Foxworthy will be Handy Smurf.
And when it comes to live action cast, we’ll have a chance to see Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays star as “an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City”, above mentioned Azaria will play the evil wizard Gargamel, while georgeous Sofia Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.
Get ready for Smurfs adventures guys!