Catherine Keener and Emma Stone are joining Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds in the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation’s comedy The Croods. The film is described as follows:
Surviving in a volcanic world is tough enough, but caveman Grug (Cage) gets a rude awakening when an earthquake forces him to leave behind the only world he knows. With his family in tow, he ventures out into the volatile world in search of a new home. The situation becomes even more complicated when Grug’s family – but in particular his eldest daughter – become smitten with a nomad (Reynolds) they encounter on their dangerous journey. This quirky, imaginative stranger’s search for ‘tomorrow’ is at odds with Grug’s reliance on the traditions of yesterday.
Keener will voice Ugga, the mother of the Crood clan, and Stone will voice Eep, their daughter.
Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) and Kirk DeMicco have written and are directing the 3D film, which is set for release March 30, 2012. It’s based on a screenplay originally developed by Monty Python’s John Cleese and DeMicco.