Samuel L. Jackson is joining Chris Pratt in the upcoming animated Garfield movie currently in the works at Alcon Entertainment. Jackson will play a brand-new character, Garfield’s father, Vic.
Samuel L. Jackson joins Chris Pratt in animated feature Garfield
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pratt was earlier announced to voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating comic strip feline Garfield in the new animated movie based on a script written by David Reynolds and directed by Mark Dindal. Sony Pictures is distributing globally (excluding China).
DNEG Animation is animating and producing the film with Alcon Entertainment. John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner are producing alongside Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, as well as DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra and President Tom Jacomb, with Davis, Amuse’s Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost executive producing.
The upcoming animated film will be the first in the Garfield franchise since 2009, following the movie Garfield’s Pet Force. Meanwhile, the live-action/computer animated hybrid films Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties hit theaters in 2004 and 2006 respectively, with Bill Murray voicing the lasagna-loving feline.
Samuel L. Jackson, most recently, starred in Apple TV+ series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. He will next appear in the highly anticipated Disney+ series Secret Invasion coming out later this year. In 2023, Jackson will return to the big screen with two roles in the MCU, reprising his role as Nick Fury in both Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and The Marvels.
The upcoming Garfield film is set to bow on November 22, 2023.
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