The Hollywood Reporter says that Hank Azaria has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s Night at the Museum 2: Escape From the Smithsonian, playing an all-powerful Egyptian pharaoh named Kah Mun Rah.
Azaria also will play Abraham in Judd Apatow’s Year One for Sony’s Columbia Pictures.
Azaria will join Ben Stiller and Amy Adams in the sequel to Fox’s blockbuster Night at the Museum. Shawn Levy is directing a script written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. Scott Frank wrote the most recent draft.
Year One, Apatow’s next comedy project as producer, is set in biblical times and stars Jack Black and Michael Cera. Harold Ramis is directing. Ramis is co-producing and wrote the script with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky. Owen Wilson is executive producing.