Patricia Arquette has joined Pixar’s Toy Story 4 cast
TheWrap is reporting that Patricia Arquette, recent Academy Award winner for Boyhood, is in talks with Disney and Pixar to join the Toy Story 4 cast as a new toy character. Arquette is currently headlining her second season of CBS’s franchise procedural “CSI: Cyber.”
Pixar chief and the film’s co-director John Lasseter previously confirmed the new movie will be a love story between Bo Peep and Woody. Bo Peep (and her sheep) was introduced as Woody’s love interest in the original 1995 Toy Story, as voiced by Annie Potts (Ghostbusters). She was conspicuously absent from Toy Story 3, only briefly glimpsed in Andy’s home movies after apparently having been sold. Whether they plan to bring her back into the fold somehow or if the story is a prequel remains to be seen.
The script for Toy Story 4 will be provided by actors-turned-screenwriters Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who previously penned and starred in Celeste and Jesse Forever. They’re working from a story idea by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Lee Unkrich. Pixar’s Galyn Susman will produce, and Lasseter will co-direct alongside Josh Cooley.
Toy Story 4 will feature the return of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and the rest of the hit franchise’s diverse voice talent. It will be released in theaters on June 15, 2018.
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