James Denton (Desperate Housewives) , Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), and Golden Globe-winner Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace) will each be voicing characters in the upcoming Warner Premiere/DC Comics animated film adaptation of All-Star Superman. Written by Grant Morrison and drawn by the always great Frank Quitely, All-Star is a multiple award-winning DC mini-series (three Eisners, two Harvey, and three Eagle awards) that just happens to be one of my personal favorites as well. From Heat Vision, Denton will be voicing ol’ Kal-El himself (Note: that’s Superman) with Hendricks lending her pipes to Lois Lane and LaPaglia taking on the Man of Steel’s number one foe, Lex Luthor. Also voicing characters in the film are Ed Asner as Perry White, Frances Conroy as ‘Ma Kent, as well as Linda Cardellini (ER), Arnold Vosloo (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), and Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds).
The film is due to be released on DVD/Blu-ray in Spring 2011 with a PG-13 rating intact. Per usual, legendary artist Bruce Timm will be exec. producing the project. Finally, did I mention All-Star Superman is a personal favorite read of mine? Well, I’ll try and put it another way: if you haven’t read the 12-issue run and you have any interest whatsoever in Superman and/or great storytelling, do yourself a favor and check out All-Star Superman. I don’t think you will be disappointed.