[Movies] Voice Cast Revealed For Captain Underpants Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.21.2014
Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll and more...
The Wrap reports that Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Ed Helms, Jordan Peele and Thomas Middleditch have all joined the voice cast of Dreamworks Animation's Captain Underpants. Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) will direct from a script by Nick Stoller (The Muppets), based on Dav Pilkey's book series. Damon Ross of Dreamworks will oversee for the studio.
Here's a synopsis: Scheming fourth graders George Beard (Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Middleditch) love playing pranks, hiding in their secret treehouse and writing comic books. But when they accidentally bring their favorite comic book character, Captain Underpants, to life through a hypnosis accident involving their megalomaniacal principal Mr. Krupp (Helms), their elementary school life becomes anything but elementary.
Peele will voice the pairs nemesis Melvin while Kroll will voice the villain Professor Poopypants.
Letterman said: "These actors are some of the funniest around today. Letting them loose with these characters is sure to be a hysterical ride."
Ten Captain Underpants books have been released in over 20 languages since 1997 with over 70 million books sold worldwide. Three more books are planned through 2016.