Part of the radical remodel of The Good Dinosaur includes a brand new cast. Raymond Ochoa, a young actor from NBC’s The Night Shift, will now play Arlo, the titular dinosaur (a role originally assigned to Lucas Neff); Jeffrey Wright, a wonderful character who has appeared in everything from Shaft to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, will play Arlo’s father, Poppa (originally played by John Lithgow); Frances McDormand will be Momma, Arlo’s mother (she was cast originally!); and Marcus Scribner from black-ish will play Buck, Arlo’s brother (replacing Inside Out’s Bill Hader, who played a different brother called Forrest). Neil Patrick Harris and Judy Greer once played members of Arlo’s extended family, but those characters been deleted altogether (thank goodness we can get our NPH fix at Disney California Adventure with World of Color and California Screamin’). New characters and cast members include Steve Zahn, from Steven Soderbergh’s brilliant Out of Sight, as a pterodactyl named Thunderclap; AJ Buckley (Justified) as a T-Rex called Nash; Anna Paquin (True Blood) as T-Rex Ramsey, and the velvety voiced Sam Elliott, from cult classic Road House (and a million other amazing movies and TV shows), as a tough T-Rex named Butch. Additionally, Arlo’s human friend, Spot, has been cast, with Jack Bright (Monsters University) essaying the character.
The Good Dinosaur, directed by Peter Sohn, will be out November 25, 2015.
Anna spoke to Access Hollywood yesterday at Comic-Con and revealed her next project! She’s heading to Louisiana in two weeks to start shooting, “The Last Time I Made Straight Aâ€™s” with Ryan Phillippe.
According to IMDB, Anna is in a short film titled The Carrier in the role of Kim.
Following the death of her estranged playboy son, Helen discovers he was HIV positive. Disappointed and saddened, she sets off to warn the many women he slept with, only to find herself unexpectedly closer to her boy than ever before.
“Phineas and Ferb” is proving to be a draw for star-caliber voice casting for its coming season.
Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox and Jane Lynch will headline the guest cast for the third season of the Disney Channel animated hit.
Joan Cusack, Jamie Oliver and Anna Paquin will also supply guest voices for this season’s run, which bows March 4.
Douglas is guesting along with his 10-year-old son Dylan in a haunted house episode, while Fox and Paquin will pay homage to their “Teen Wolf” and “True Blood” roles. Oliver, of ABC’s “Food Revolution,” will be a meatloaf competition judge.
Meanwhile, Lynch will be Phineas and Ferb’s sister’s boyfriend’s mother, and Fey plays an eager buyer for the headquarters of Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc.
“Phineas” has spent three years as the most-watched animated series among kids 9-14 and ranks No. 1 on Disney XD, where it also airs, in total viewers. It airs in about 170 countries and 34 languages.
The season-three premiere will get a preview on Disney Channel’s subscription-based VOD outlet (via Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon and AT&T).
Vincent Martella, Thomas Sangster, Ashley Tisdale, Mitchel Musso, Caroline Rhea, Richard O’Brien, Dee Bradley Baker, Alyson Stoner and co-creators Jeff “Swampy” Marsh and Dan Povenmire form the series’ regular cast.
Expect the usual celeb cameos, including Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell, in the newest installment of the Scream horror film franchise, reports USA TODAY’s Cindy Clark. Production has started on Scream 4, which will be filmed in and around Ann Arbor, Mich. Fans of the franchise will recognize original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who are set to reprise their roles as Sydney Prescott, Gale Riley and Dewey Riley. The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. Scream 4 is set to open in theaters April 15, 2011.
Thank you to Jean at Brentwood Theatre for making me aware of this. Anna will be lending her voice to the role of Mrs Big One in Brentwood Theatre’s production of The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner from December 6th-30th, 2010. For more information on purchasing tickets, you can visit the theatre’s page for the production here.