The Weinstein Company and Rainmaker Entertainment have announced the all-star cast that will be a part of the upcoming 3D CGI-animated film “Escape from Planet Earth.”
The cast for the film includes Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson.
“’Escape From Planet Earth’ has got it all… explosions, romance and a cast of hilarious aliens….what more could you ask for?” said director Cal Brunker (“Despicable Me,” “9″, “Horton Hears a Who!”). “We are having a great time making it which is coming across on the screen. It will ultimately provide a ton of fun for both kids and their parents.”
“We’re excited to have such a talented group of actors bringing this action-packed comedic tale to life,” said Donna Gigliotti, The Weinstein Company’s director of production. “I’m also very pleased to be working with [Catherine Winder, president and executive producer of Rainmaker Entertainment] and the Rainmaker team. Their outstanding artistry, storytelling and techniques in CGI animation add a new dimension to this film and ensure a fun movie going experience for the entire family.”
“A successful animated movie starts with an imaginative story and appealing characters,” said Winder. “The addition of such high caliber voice talent is a crucial layer to the mix. With the amazing array of talented artists and creatives from both The Weinstein Company and Rainmaker collaborating on this production, we have all the right ingredients to make ‘Escape From Planet Earth’ a highly entertaining and successful film.”
Below is a picture of the characters in the film. Here’s the official synopsis:
The 3D animated family comedy “Escape from Planet Earth” catapults movie goers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (James Gandolfini), it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure hungry son Kip!