The Mystery Inc. gang has come together as Deadline reports Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) have joined the cast up the upcoming animated Scooby-Doo film. They will provide the voices of Fred and Daphne respectively.
Efron and Seyfried join a cast that includes Will Forte (Last Man on Earth) as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) as Velma and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) taking on another Hanna-Barbera character, Captain Caveman. Legendary voice actor Frank Welker, who has voiced Transformers‘ Megatron, Futurama‘s Nibbler and The Real Ghostbusters‘ Ray and even Scooby-Doo‘s Fred, will reprise his decades-long role as Scooby-Doo.
The new Scooby-Doo movie is set for release in May 2020 and will see “the Mystery Inc. gang join forces with other heroes of the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his evil plans…and this time, we are told, the threat is real.”
The animated film will mark the first time since 2004’s Scooby-Doo and the rest of the Mystery Inc. gang will have appeared on the big screen after two live-action films. Matthew Lillard (Good Girls), who portrayed Shaggy in the live-action films and has reprised the role in a number of animated films since, recently expressed his disappointment at not being cast as Scooby’s best friend for the latest film.
The new Scooby-Doo film will be released May 2020.