Wendi McLendon-Covey joins the voice cast of Open Road’s Playmobil
Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) has joined the voice cast of the upcoming Open Road film Playmobil, according to Deadline. Playmobile is set to be directed by Disney veteran Lino DiSalvo and produced by the team behind The Little Prince (Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam, Alexis Vonarb) along with Axel Von Maydell (Morgen Studios) and Moritz Borman. Playmobile will be a live-action/animated hybrid film.
Playmobil toys have become a classic throughout children’s playrooms, and have produced over 2.9 billion figurines in more than 100 countries – making it one of the world’s most successful toy brands.
DiSalvo will make his directorial debut on Playmobil after spending 17 years at Disney Animation, where he served as head of animation on Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Di Salvo also worked as animation supervisor on Tangled and Bolt. Blaise Hemingway, also from Disney, is writing the screenplay.
Open Road Films will release Playmobil nationwide in the U.S. on January 18, 2019. The film will be up against two films (at the time of this article), Glass and Spies in Disguise.
Wendi McLendon-Covey is known for her work in the current TV series The Goldbergs, playing the role of Beverly Goldberg, for which she was nominated for two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She’s been seen in a number of TV series, including Reno 911!, Lovespring International and Rules of Engagement. She’s appeared in films like What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Single Moms Club, Blended, Think Like a Man Too and Bridesmaids.
Playmobil was developed in cooperation with Pathé France and will be sold internationally by Lionsgate and Wild Bunch. What would you guys like to see from a Playmobil movie? What do you think of the casting of Wendi McLendon-Covey? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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