Benedict Cumberbatch & John Malkovich for PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR; Rashida Jones & Matt Bomer in B.O.O.: BUREAU OF OTHERWORLDLY OPERATIONS

     August 5, 2013


Check out the latest voice-casting news for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation movies below:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) and John Malkovich (Red 2) will lend their voices to The Penguins of Madagascar feature.  The film is due out March 27, 2015.
  • Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Matt Bomer (White Collar) will join the voice cast of B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.  The film opens June 5, 2015.

Hit the jump for more on each film. 

benedict-cumberbatchAccording to The Wrap, Cumberbatch and Malkovich will voice new characters in their spin-off film, The Penguins of Madagascar.  Malkovich has been cast as the voice of the film’s charming yet villainous antagonist, with Cumberbatch playing a high-ranking CIA animal agent who tracks him down.  Cumberbatch will also voice Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films.  The Simon J. Smith-directed The Penguins of Madagascar also stars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and John DiMaggio.

The Wrap also reports on the addition of Jones and Bomer to B.O.O., which already stars Melissa McCarthy and Seth Rogen.  Rogen plays Jackson Moss, a recently-deceased ghost working as an agent at the top-secret government agency that protects humans from evil spirits. He and his partner Watts (McCarthy) uncover a plot to destroy B.O.O., and they’re forced to use their skills to defeat the agency’s Most Wanted Haunter and his powerful ghost army, and save the world.  “Jones will play Rogen’s ex-wife, while Bomer will play her new husband, who’s the perfect step-dad to Rogen’s son.”

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