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Lopez, Perry and Cumming Join The Smurfs

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Lopez, Perry and Cumming Join The Smurfs

Smurfette PhotoWe already wrote that veteran actor and comedian Jonathan Winters will voice Papa Smurf in The Smurfs. The 84-year-old Winters voiced multiple characters on the long-running Hanna-Barbera cartoon version of Smurfs. Neil Patrick Harris has already signed on as the project’s live-action character. Now, we know that George Lopez, Katy Perry and Alan Cumming are joining the voice cast for Sony’s live-action/animated Smurfs movie. Pop singer Perry is in talks to portray Smurfette, Alan Cumming is taking on Gutsy Smurf and George Lopez is onboard as Grouchy Smurf. Raja Gosnell is directing the Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation hybrid pic from a screenplay by David N. Weiss & J. David Stem and Jay Sherick & David Ronn. Jordan Kerner is producing. The Smurfs were created in 1958 by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford, better known as Peyo, and have spawned a number of print and smallscreen incarnations worldwide. Filming was said to start in April and the film has been slated for release on July 29, 2011.

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