Jason Bateman is set to lead the voice cast of a mysterious new Walt Disney Animation project, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. Specifics are few, but the trade claims that it will be an animal comedy and will be directed by Tangled‘s Byron Howard.
Bateman, who this year has already starred in Identity Thief and Disconnect, will next reprise his role as Michael Bluth for Netflix’s new “Arrested Development” season. He has previously supplied big screen voice work for the English-language version of Luc Besson’s Arthur and the Invisibles.
Tangled (co-directed by Nathan Greno) was a surprise hit for the studio, raking in more than $590 million worldwide. The studio’s next animated feature, Frozen, features the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff and hits theaters November 27.
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