Catherine Keener and Emma Stone are going to be hanging around with some real Neanderthals.
The actresses are joining the voice cast of DreamWorks Animation’s caveman-era comedy “The Croods.” Nicolas Cage already has been cast as Grug, the patriarch of a family pushed out of its home by an earthquake.
The Gersh-repped Keener will voice Ugga, the mother of the Crood clan, and Stone, whose deal is being finalized, will voice Eep, their daughter. The family’s new life only becomes more challenging when they meet a nomad, Gy (Ryan Reynolds), who introduces them to the concept of “tomorrow” and draws the romantic interest of Eep.
Chris Sanders (“How to Train Your Dragon”) and Kirk DeMicco (“Space Chimps”) have written and are directing the 3D computer-generated film, which is set for release March 30, 2012. It’s based on a screenplay originally developed by Monty Python alum John Cleese and DeMicco.
Kristine Belson and Jane Hartwell are producing.
Stone, repped by WME and Raw Talent, was recently cast in the DreamWorks drama “The Help,” which will film this summer, and she next appears in the Screen Gems comedy “Easy A,” hitting theaters in September. She last starred in “Zombieland” and “Paper Man.”
From Heat Vision Blog