Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LEGO: MOVIE (Cast News)


Elizabeth Banks
Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, who played Lucius Fox in Nolan's Batman trilogy, will once again cross paths with the Caped Crusader onscreen ... this time in LEGO form.

Deadline reports that both Freeman and The Hunger Games' Elizabeth Banks have been added to the voice cast of Warners' animated LEGO Movie. They join Chris Pratt and Will Arnett, who play the movie's protagonist and a LEGO version of Batman, respectively.

No word on Banks' role, but Freeman's character is said to be named "Vitruvius," which also just so happens to be the name of an ancient Roman author of a multi-volume work on architecture.

21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller will direct the movie.

Lord recently described the film as the story of "a young man who doesn't have a creative bone in his body and [he] has to always build things from the instructions. ... He's an 'instructions worker.'

Morgan Freeman
 In the LEGO city, they build buildings, and it turns out in this universe it's illegal to build apart from the instructions. So what he finds out is that he's actually [a] descendant from these like super creative Jedi-type people who are called 'Master Builders' and he has been charged with saving the universe from being frozen together by an evil bad guy, so over the course of the movie he has to unlearn all of that lame-o, uncreative stuff and learn how to build without all of the instructions in order to save the universe."

The LEGO Movie opens February 28, 2014.

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