Scoob adds Iain Armitage and Mckenna Grace to voice cast
According to The Hollywood Reporter, two of Hollywood’s rising child stars Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) and Mckenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House) have been tapped to join in the star-studded voice cast of Warner Bros’ upcoming animated Scooby-Doo film titled Scoob. Armitage and Grace will be lending their voices to the roles of young Shaggy and Daphne, respectively. The film will mark the second project between the two child actors, who previously worked together on the sitcom Young Sheldon.
Scoob is written by Matt Lieberman (The Addams Family) and directed by Tony Cervone (Space Jam). The film will follow the mystery-solving group as they must team up with other characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from supervillain Dick Dastardly.
The cast includes a new generation of “meddling kids” with Zac Efron as Fred Jones, Amanda Seyfried as Daphne Blake, Will Forte as Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Gina Rodriguez as Velma Dinkley, Tarcy Morgan as Dick Dastardly, and Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo. Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) and Golden Globe nominee Jason Isaacs (The State Within, The OA) have also been cast in the roles of superhero Blue Falcon and villain Dick Dastardly. The pair will be joining the previously announced Ken Jeong as Dynomutt and Kiersey Clemons as Dee Dee Sykes.
The project, produced by Chris Columbus, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, and Allison Abbate, will bring back those pesky kids and their pal Scooby, all of whom were last seen on the big screen in 2004’s live-action misfire Scooby-Doo 2: Monster’s Unleashed.
Scoob is slated to hit theaters on May 15, 2020.