Renner, Lopez, Ansari Join ‘Ice Age 4′ Cast

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Ice Age: Continental Drift is adding some cast members to the venerable animation franchise.

Among the actors The Hollywood Reporter says are lending their voices to the next installment of the Blue Sky Studios/Fox franchise are Jeremy Renner, Wanda Sykes, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Aziz Ansari and hip-hop star Drake. The trade says Renner will play Gutt, a self-styled master of the high seas; while Lopez plays Shira, a sabretoothed tiger love interest for Denis Leary’s character, Diego.

They’ll join the returning voice cast of Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck.

The fourth installment of the series, Ice Age: Continental Drift will arrive in theaters July 13, 2012, in stereoscopic 3D. The series began in 2002 and its three installments to date have earned more than $568 million at the domestic box office and nearly $2 billion worldwide.