‘Shrek 3’ Cast Gets a Serious Boost

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Today The Hollywood Reporter revealed a ton of new names and characters from DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Shrek flick, Shrek the Third.

This latest installment in the Shrek franchise will star an elite, ninja-like strike force of fairy tale princesses voiced by Amy Sedaris as Cinderella, Amy Poehler as Snow White, Maya Rudolph as Rapunzel and Cheri Oteri as Sleeping Beauty. Organized by Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), the ladies underground resistance movement fends off a coup d’etat by Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) in the land of Far, Far Away.

The trade also mentions that John Krasinski is joining the cast as the voice of Sir Lancelot and Monty Python veteran Eric Idle will be featured as Merlin the magician.

Mike Myers is, of course, returning as Shrek while Eddie Murphy continues to voice Donkey and Antonio Banderas is back as Puss in Boots.

The pic is currently slated for a May 18, 2007 release.