British actor Jason Isaacs, perhaps best known for his turn as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has signed on to voice the villain of Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment’s upcoming animated kiddie feature, Happy Family. He joins previously announced stars Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’ Diary) and Emily Watson (The Book Thief).
Based on the best-selling book by Emmy winning writer David Safier, the CG flick centers on a family fallen prey to a strange spell. Isaacs will play a Dracula-like baddy who, after falling for Emma Wishbone (Watson), orders a witch to transform his monster love into a vampire — but his plan goes haywire when the rest of the family is morphed into their Halloween costumes as well, turning them into a clan of monsters. Emma is understandably displeased, and the lovelorn vampire takes out his rejection on the entire world!
Holger Tappe (Animals United) is directed from a script written by Safier and German TV writer/producer Catharina Junk.
Jason Isaacs is no stranger to voice acting, having performed for Star Wars Rebels (The Inquisitor), Justice League: Gods and Monsters (Lex Luthor), Cars 2 (Leland Turbo) and other animation and videogame projects, in addition to his live action work.