Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), music producer/social media icon DJ Khaled and Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-O) have joined the voice cast of Fox Animation’s upcoming espionage adventure Spies in Disguise. They join previously announced stars Will Smith and Tom Holland.
Fox is working with Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment on the project, which is set for release September 13, 2019.
Directed by first-time helmers Nick Bruno (supervising animator: The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift) and Troy Quane (storyboard artist: Ferdinand, Smurfs: The Lost Village), the movie will blend ‘60s spy movie aesthetics into the modern world to tell the story of super cool spy Lance (Smith) and geeky gadget creator Walter (Holland) who must team up to stop a dangerous threat.
Spies in Disguise is based on Lucas Martell’s award-winning short Pigeon: Impossible (2009).
Mendelsohn has previously done voice work for the Axe Cop series and Tatiana Rosenthal’s stop-motion short $9.99. In addition to reprising her role as Amy for a number of Doctor Who projects, Gillan has guest starred on Robot Chicken. Emmy nominee Jones is co-starring in Amy Poehler’s new animation project Duncanville, and can be heard in the upcoming The Grinch, White Fang and The Awesomes. Golden Globe nominee Oka has also guested on Robot Chicken and voiced Koji in the Cars Mater-National game — he also played Detective Sasaki in the live-action Death Note adaptation.