Smurfs casting commences

Harris, Cumming and Lopez in line...


As Sony’s cinematic update of cult 1980s cartoon The Smurfs heats up, news of its voice cast is emerging.

Neil Patrick Harris (of How I Met Your Mother, and Joss Whedon’s Dr Horrible, below) has signed up to the project, while Variety report that Alan Cumming and George Lopez are in talks to play Gutsy Smurf and Grouchy Smurf.

Meanwhile, pop delight Katy Perry (Russell Brand’s fiancée) has been approached to play Smurfette – pretty much the only female in the village.

Best of all, comedian Jonathan Winters has joined the film as Papa Smurf. Winters also voiced a variety of characters for Hanna-Barbera back in the day.

Directed by Scooby-Doo’s Raja Gosnell, the film’s set for release 29 July, 2011.

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    • janusD

      Jun 7th 2011, 10:04

      This movie where Smurfs get lose in the big city of New york though not yet being showed in movie houses receives a bad controversy. The controversy is somehow already brought up in the past but now as it is again brought up brings more speculations. A French instructor is now a news topic recently for taking “The Smurfs” to task for having fascist and racist overtones. Antoine Bueno is an educator at a well-known Parisian school. He not too long ago published a book in which he examines the show and comic, and found that the characters lived under authoritarian rule and continued racist stereotypes. The book will only cost you a small personal loan if you would like to read it.

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