Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell join ‘Lego’ voice cast

By Daniel S Levine,

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are going ahead with a movie based on the Lego building bricks and it is guaranteed to have a star-studded voice cast. Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell and Alison Brie are the latest to join.

Parks & Recreation’s Nick Offerman has also joined the cast, reports Deadline.

The 3D animated film already had several big-name talents attached to the picture, including Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett and Chris Pratt.

Lego focuses on Emmet, voiced by Pratt, who is an average Lego mini-figure who is mistaken for being the savior of the world. He joins a band of strangers to stop an evil tyrant named President Business, voiced by Ferrell. Neeson has been recruited to lend his voice for Bad Cop, the tyrant’s henchman.

According to Variety, Offerman will voice a pirate seeking revenge against President Business, while Brie will play a member of Emmet’s team.

21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will helm the picture. The story was written by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Miller and Lord.

Village Roadshow is producing the film, which is slated for a Feb. 7, 2014 release. Warner Bros. is distributing.

Ferrell is no stranger to voice acting, having acted in Megamind. Neeson has also done voice acting in the past, providing the voice of Aslan in the three Chronicles of Narnia films.

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