Back in April it was announced that Ricky Gervais will narrate an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 2010 children’s book The Willoughbys from Bron Animation and writer-director Kris Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2), and now Deadline is reporting that the film has found its voice cast.
According to the site, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Terry Crews, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen have all signed on to the film; Rudolph will play Nanny, Short and Krakowski as Father and Mother Willoughby, Crews as Commander Melanoff and Cullen in the dual role of twin boys Barnaby A and Barnaby B.
The logline for the film reads: “The Willoughbys follows the four Willoughby children – Tim, Jane and the twins who — when abandoned by their selfish parents — embark on a wild adventure through the modern world, colliding with a cat, an orphan, a nanny and a candy mogul, to reunite with the ‘family they were born into,’ only to discover along the way the value of love in the ‘family they choose.'”
The Willoughbys is in pre-production now at Bron’s Burnaby, British Columbia studio, with further casting expected to be announced soon.