Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson Join Lego Movie

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The pieces are coming together for Lego’s first feature film.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures announced Friday that Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie will be voice actors in the 3-D animated The Lego Movie, due out on Feb. 7, 2014. They will join the rest of the star-studded cast, which includes Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games30 Rock) and Chris Pratt (Moneyball).

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The film is about a Goody Two-Shoes Lego figure named Emmet (Pratt), who is mistaken for a savior of sorts by a charming Lucy (Brie) and gets dragged into a quest to stop an evil dictator from controlling the universe. Lucy has a secret as well. A mystic, Vitruvius (Freeman), and a character named Batman (Arnett) tag along for the ride. The villains are President Business (Ferrell), a tyrannical businessman, and his henchman Bad Cop (Neeson), who try to thwart Emmet in every way possible. Offerman (Parks and Recreation) plays a “craggy, swaggering” pirate who is plotting revenge against President Business.

The film will be produced by Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and Roy Lee (The Departed) and directed by the 21 Jump Street team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who also wrote and directed the Golden Globe–nominated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Lord and Miller wrote the Lego screenplay along with Dan and Kevin Hageman.

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7 comments
charades
charades

Lego should stick to interactive mediums like video games

Rhettimus
Rhettimus

It's a bloody movie about Lego figurines not a classroom propaganda film, relax..

jeffaughey
jeffaughey

@Rhettimus  - So why do you think it is a good idea to attack the good to make it bad and ignore evil to make it more palatable?  Why not attack communism?  Then you would have a true bad guy plus give the added benefit of educating youth to real evil. Look around you, the world we are creating now is because of attitudes such as yours. Even little decisions have consequences. Why not make a good one?

dohhhh
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wow that's not trying to indoctrinate children....."The villains are President Business"....was this movie also written in an occupy wall street tent?

JohnCleary
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Anyone who has purchased Lego previously can understand how they can afford to produce a movie with such an All Star cast--b/c it's ridiculously expensive!