Angry Birds movie: Peter Dinklage and Maya Rudolph revealed in cast announcement
Dinklage, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph among those confirmed for big screen adaptation of popular computer game
Ben Child, theguardian.com, Wednesday 1 October 2014
Producers of the forthcoming big screen adaptation of video game Angry Birds have revealed the movie’s high-flown cast.
Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, Frozen’s Josh Gad, Horrible Bosses’ Jason Sudeikis, Bridesmaids’ Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Bridesmaids’ Maya Rudolph will make up the voice talent, which was revealed after fans of the game worked together to sling one billion birds over the past 48 hours. Fans also got a sneak peek at the look of the film.
Plot details for Angry Birds, directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, remain shrouded in secrecy. But it appears Sudeikis will take the lead as the temperamental Red, with Gad as the nifty Chuck and McBride as the explosive Bomb. Rudolph voices female bird Matilda, with Hader due to sit on the porcine side of the fence in an unspecified role and Dinklage as the legendary Mighty Eagle. (…)
It remains unclear how far the film-makers will veer from the game’s basic premise, which sees players using a slingshot to fire birds at the evil pigs who have stolen their eggs. Angry Birds marks the property’s first foray onto the big screen, though an Angry Birds animated show was launched last year and has picked up more than 3bn views in its first 18 months.
The movie, a partnership between Finnish Angry Birds creator Rovio and Hollywood studio Sony, is due to hit cinemas in July 2016.