Johnny Knoxville to voice Leonardo in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

By Alyssa Ladzinski,
Splinter will be voiced by Tony Shalhoub

Jackass prankster Johnny Knoxville signed on to be the voice of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles leader Leonardo in the upcoming film produced by Michael Bay.

The edgy Knoxville has on a successful streak after his Bad Grandpa debuted with $32 million at the box office in its first weekend. Stephen Prouty, the lead makeup effects artist was nominated for an Academy award due to his amazing work on the film, according to Rolling Stone.

Tony Shalhoub, who played obsessive-compulsive detective Monk, has signed on to voice Splinter, the wise martial arts teacher.

The action-packed film directed by Jonathon Liebesman will open on Aug. 8. Whoopi Goldberg, Will Arnett and Megan Fox also appear in the movie.

During the physical filming of the movie, Pete Ploszek stood in for Leonardo while Danny Woodburn appeared as Splinter. The film was always open to the idea of using different voices as the actors were never promised that their voices would be in the final cut of the movie.

Freddie Prinze Jr, Russell Brand and Corey Feldman are all rumored to be voice actors for the film, reports The Independent.

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