Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Ninjago Movie has lined up raft of voice stars, just over a year before the film’s slated September 22, 2017 release. Filmmakers have cast Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods and Jackie Chan.
Inspired by the popular building toy line, The LEGO Ninjago Movie will center on Lloyd (voiced by Franco), alias: the Green Ninja, who along with his pals make up a crack squad of secret warriors and Master Builders. Under the guidance of the salty-yet-sage Sensei Wu (Chan), the team set out to defeat the evil Lord Garmadon (Theroux) — a.k.a. The Worst Guy Ever, also-a.k.a. Lloyd’s dad.
Peña voices Kai, Nanjiani is Jay, Woods is Zane, Armisen is Cole, Jacobson is Nya, and Munn is Koko.
Ninjago is being directed by first-time helmer Charlie Bean, from a screenplay by Hilary Winston, Bob Logan & Paul Fisher (story by Kevin Hageman & Dan Hageman). The film is a production of Warner Animation Group, LEGO, Animal Logic animation studio, Vertigo Entertainment, Lin Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee serve as producers.