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Albert Brooks will be back to voice Marlin in Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo sequel.
Deadline reported today that Brooks is ready to sign a huge deal with the studio to reprise the starring role. In the first film, Marlin was Nemo’s loving single father searching for his son. The plot of the second film is under wraps.
Last July, it was confirmed that Disney will let Andrew Stanton direct the film, despite the disastrous response to his first live action feature, John Carter. Stanton directed the first Finding Nemo in 2003 and WALL-E in 2008, both of which won the Oscar for Best Animated Film.
Finding Nemo was also released in 3D in September. That brought the film up to $921.7 million worldwide, notes Box Office Mojo.
Just a month after Stanton signed on, Ellen DeGeneres was confirmed for the sequel. She played Dory, a fish with short-term memory who helped Marlin find Nemo.
In 2012, Brooks appeared in This Is 40 and also starred in 2011’s Drive. He is also working on a new book to follow the success of Twenty Thirty: The Real Story Of What Happened To America.
Deadline adds that Disney is still interested in giving Stanton another shot at directing a live action film at some point.