Lauren Ambrose will voice one of the title roles in Spike Jonze’s fantasy film Where the Wild Things Are for Warner Bros., says The Hollywood Reporter.
In the feature adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s children’s book, Ambrose will play KW, one of the giant creatures in the land of the Wild Things. When a young boy named Max visits their strange world, KW and company turn him into their king.
Ambrose is replacing the previously cast Michelle Williams, whose voice didn’t match the production’s original vision of how the Wild Thing should sound.
Warner Bros. is producing the Playtone/Wild Things production in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow. Jonze and Dave Eggers wrote the adapted screenplay. Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Sendak, John Carls and Vincent Landay are producing the film.