Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Heroes, Veronica Mars) will lend her voice to the animated movie “Astro Boy“, according to Variety.
Bell joins Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johansson, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy and Freddie Highmore.
To be directed by David Bowers using a script from Timothy Harris, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving father’s expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the man who had rejected him.
The film is currently scheduled to be released next year.