The Weinstein Company and Canada’s Rainmaker Entertainment announced today that the voice cast of their 2012 animated movie Escape from Planet Earth will include Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. The 3-D CG-animated movie is directed by Cal Brunker, best known for his work on Despicable Me, 9 and Horton Hears a Who!
Donna Gigliotti, TWC’s president of production and Catherine Winder, president and exec producer at Rainmaker are both listed as the film’s producers as well as Rainmaker’s Luke Carroll. TWC co-chairs Bob and Harvey Weinstein are the pic’s exec producers.
The family film, which is written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen based on an original screenplay by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards, is set on the planet Baab, where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA.
When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (James Gandolfini), it’s up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure-hungry son Kip.
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