Zach Galifianakis 'wanted to play The Joker in Lego Batman'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 August 2015
Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis

Hollywood star Zach Galifianakis is reportedly wanted to voice the part of The Joker in the 'Lego Batman' movie

Zach Galifianakis is being lined up to voice the part of The Joker in the 'Lego Batman' movie.

The 45-year-old comedian - who starred in the award-winning 'Birdman' last year - is in the final stage of negotiations to voice the part of the villain in the much-discussed new movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Assuming he is confirmed in the role, Galifianakis will be joined by Will Arnett, who is reprising the role of the Caped Crusader, and Michael Cera, who was recently cast in the role of Robin.

The movie is being produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Roy Lee and Christopher Miller, while 'The Lego Movie's animation supervisor Chris McKay has been brought on board to direct.

In addition to his starring role in 'Lego Batman', Michael Cera is currently working on Seth Rogen's star-studded animated ensemble 'Sausage Party', which features Paul Rudd, James Franco and Salma Hayek.

The 'Juno' star has also acquired the film rights to Charles Portis' 1985 novel 'Masters of Atlantis', which follows a man who becomes embroiled in a quasi-religious cult, which he plans to write, star in and direct.

The Lego Batman Movie

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris McKay
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Batman (Arnett) is such a self-absorbed loner that even the Joker (Galifianakis) is peeved that Bats won’t recognise him as his greatest enemy, so the villain constructs a dastardly plot that incorporates every villain he can find, including the Daleks. Packed with gags and inventiveness, it’s tremendous fun.

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