BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen and Abbi Jacobson have joined the voice cast of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Warner Bros. Pictures announced Thursday.
Also contributing their vocal talents to the film will be Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods. Directed by Charlie Bean, it is slated to open in U.S. theaters on Sept. 22, 2017.
“In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders,” a studio news release said. “Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.”
“We are thrilled with the star-studded voice cast slated for The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” Jill Wilfert, an executive producer on the film and vice president of licensing and entertainment for LEGO Group, said in a statement. “Our fans know and love Ninjago characters for their personalities and skills, so it’s only fitting that we assemble a diverse and talented cast to bring the world of Ninjago to life on the big screen.”