Brett Goldstein and Bowen Yang join cast of ‘Garfield’ movie
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The cast list for the upcoming anime Garfield the film continues to grow, with Ted Lasso fan favorite Brett Goldstein and Saturday Night Live breakout star Bowen Yang both being tapped to join the film.
Naturally, with Goldstein being somewhat typecast as a flawless curmudgeon following his flawless performance as Roy Kent in the aforementioned Apple TV original, the prospect of Goldstein playing one of the titular cat’s sidekicks with a gritty tone and a grumpy south. The London accent is exciting. Swearing would be a good idea, but given the target audience, we doubt it.
Meanwhile, hopes are high that Yang will bring his trademark sass from his tenure on Saturday Night Livewho also played roles in High maintenance, ain’t it romantic, and The exits.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goldstein and Yang are joining a cast we think will make for one hell of a sassy and subsequently hilarious one. Garfield browse. Chris Pratt will lend his voice to the titular lasagna-loving cat, and we’re hoping he puts a little more heart into the role than he has with the few lines we’ve heard. The movie Super Mario Bros.. As long as he channels Andy Dwyer from his Parks and recreation days, he should do just fine.
Pratt, Goldstein and Yang will be joined by Hannah Waddingham, Samuel L. Jackson, Ving Rhames and Cecily Strong. The last actor to have lent his voice to the big screen Garfield the adaptation was Bill Murray in 2004 in Garfield: the movie, and its sequel, Garfield: a tail of two kittens in 2006.
Garfield’s final big-screen outing is a long way off, and is set to hit the big screen in 2024.