Rebel Wilson joins Kung Fu Panda 3

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 April 2013
Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

'Bridesmaids' star Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of DreamWorks Animations' 'Kung Fu Panda 3', joining the likes of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Seth Rogen

Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of 'Kung Fu Panda 3'.

The 'Bridesmaids' actress will join original cast members Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen and others to voice a character in the upcoming Dreamworks Animation caper, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

'Breaking Bad' actor Bryan Cranston and 'Casino Royale' star Mads Mikkelsen are also joining the project, which Dreamworks has revealed will follow Black's loveable panda Po "as he continues on his journey mastering the art of Kung Fu ... and noodle slurping."

Wilson has already lent her vocals to animated flick 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and Bryan previously voiced a character in 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'.

'Kung Fu Panda 2' director Jennifer Yuh Nelson will return to helm the feature, as will producer Melissa Cob, executive producer Guillermo del Toro, co-producer Jeffrey Hermann and writers/co-producers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.

The film is scheduled for a December 23, 2015 release and is set to be the first ever movie 20th Century Fox will co-produce with China-based Oriental DreamWorks.

The first two films in the franchise earned $1.3 billion at the global box office after their releases in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

Kung Fu Panda 3

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US / China
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Alessandro Carloni
  • Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston, JK Simmons
  • UK release: 11 March 2016

When Master Shifu (Hoffman) retires, Po (Black) is nonplussed to be promoted to teacher-trainer; then demon water buffalo Kai (Simmons) starts raising a zombie army and Po is reunited with his dad (Cranston)! Black is as lovable as ever, and with the excellent cast, frantic action, sight gags, cute baby pandas and…

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