Brian Cox has joined the cast of director Chris Columbus' Pixels opposite Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage. He'll play "Admiral Porter" in the May 15, 2015 release.
Patrick Jean's videogame-inspired short film, which you can check out in the player below, became a viral hit with its 1980s video game characters attacking New York City. It was previously said that the plan was to make a Ghostbusters-style action comedy in which characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world.
Sandler's production company Happy Madison is behind the big screen adaptation with Tim Herlihy and Tim Dowling providing the screenplay.
Cox is well known for a diverse range of projects, including films like Rushmore, Adaptation and X2. He also played the first on-screen version of Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann's Manhunter.