Sony Pictures Animation has announced new additions to the cast of The Emoji Movie, with Sir Patrick Stewart set to lend his voice to the character of Poop alongside Maya Rudolph as Smiler, Jake T. Austin as Alex and Jennifer Coolidge as Mary Meh.
The Emoji Movie is being directed by Tony Leondis from a script by Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White. The previously announced voice cast includes T.J. Miller as Gene, James Corden as Hi-5, Ilana Glazer as Jailbreak and Steven Wright as Mel Meh.
SEE ALSO: Watch the trailer for The Emoji Movie
THE EMOJI MOVIE unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.
The Emoji Movie is set for release on August 4th.