Tom Cavanagh to Play Ranger Smith in Yogi Bear


Variety reports that Tom Cavanagh (“Ed”) has signed on to play Ranger Smith in Yogi Bear, Warner Bros.’ live-action/CG animated film that has begun shooting in New Zealand.

The Eric Brevig-directed film was written by Brad Copeland and also stars Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake.

Cavanagh is the male lead and romantic interest of a documentary filmmaker (Faris) who comes to Jellystone Park to shoot a film. Aykroyd’s voicing the title character and Timberlake his sidekick Boo-Boo in the feature version based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series.