James Corden to lend voice to Emojimovie: Express Yourself
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 October 2016
James Corden will play Hi-5 in the forthcoming animated blockbuster 'Emojimovie: Express Yourself'
James Corden is lending his voice to 'Emojimovie: Express Yourself'.
The 38-year-old comedian has jumped onboard the forthcoming Sony Pictures Animation alongside Ilana Glazer and previously announced lead T.J. Miller to help put together the big screen comedy based on emojis.
'Emojimovie: Express Yourself' will see Miller portray Gene - the only emoji to have multiple expressions - as his alter ego desperately tries to become "normal" like his friends Hi-5 (Corden) and Jailbreak (Glazer).
Director Anthony Leondis explained: "Hi-5 is a high-five emoji who is a highly motivated, and highly dramatic, hand on a mission, and the brilliantly versatile, ebullient and always lovable James Corden fits this part like a glove. For the rebel 'break all the codes' computer programmer emoji Jailbreak, Ilana Glazer is the kind of singularly free-spirited, fearless and funny actress to make girls really feel the empowered 'nobody's gonna keep me in a cage' attitude this character exudes.
"And, of course, T.J. Miller has proven himself to be one of the most genuinely inventive comedic actors around, uniquely capable of connecting and who can convey just about any expression."
The trio - who currently live in Texopolis, a bustling city where all your favourite emojis live, will embark on a "app-venture" through the apps on the phone to find the code that will fix Gene and make like his friends.
But the phone is later struck with threat at the fate of all the emojis on the gadget depends on Gene, Hi-5 and rule breaker Jailbreak, who must save their digital world before it's gone forever.
Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, said: "Over six billion emojis are texted every day, and emojis have become a universal language that transcends age and culture.
"The power of emojis is that they allow you to express yourself in a fast and very fun way, and that is what our movie is about: self-expression. We are very lucky to have some of the smartest and funniest actors today bringing their unique voices to this movie."
'Emojimovie: Express Yourself' is set for release on August 11, 2017.