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Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) and John Malkovich (Red) have joined DreamWorks Animation's The Penguins of Madagascar. The Penguins have already starred in their own TV show, a straight-to-dvd spin-off film and a comic, and the new film is due to be released in March 2015.
Malkovich will be voicing the villain, while Cumberbatch will voice a CIA animal. Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie) is directing, and regular Madagascar filmmakers Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell are on board as producers.
Cumberbatch is also lending his voice to The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, as both Smaug and the Necromancer. He will next be seen in The Fifth Estate with Stanley Tucci, Peter Capaldi and Carice van Houten, and Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, and Michael Fassbender. Malkovich is currently starring in Red 2 and filming the thriller Cut Bank with Liam Hemsworth and Billy Bob Thornton. »
DreamWorks Animation is currently developing a new animated film called Penguins of Madagascar, which, if you couldn't already tell, will focus on the penguins from the Madagascar franchise.
They've cast Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich to voice characters in the film. According to The Wrap, "Malkovich will voice the film's charming villain, while Cumberbatch will voice a high-ranking animal CIA agent hot on his trail."
- Joey Paur
It looks like DreamWorks Animation is milking those silly penguins for all that they’ve got as the studio will be releasing a new spinoff of their successful Madagascar franchise titled, The Penguins of Madagascar. Though no plot synopsis has been released just yet, we’re hearing today from The Wrap that John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch will lend their voices to the film.
As far as their roles go, we don’t have specifics but apparently, Malkovich will play the “charismatic bad guy” and Cumberbatch will take on the role of an important “non-human CIA agent” who is tasked with hunting down Malkovich’s character.
Personally, I think the penguin thing has gone on too far. Yes, they were entertaining and funny when they first appeared »
- Matt Joseph
As the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, one of the most menacing aspects of the big screen performance from Benedict Cumberbatch was the actor's rich and intimidating voice. Now DreamWorks Animation wants to put his voice to use as a new character in their Madagascar caper spin-off, The Penguins of Madagascar. In addition, The Wrap reports John Malkovich will also be lending his unique voice to the animated film. Malkovich will play the film's supposedly charming villain while Cumberbatch will play a high-ranking animal CIA agent in hot pursuit of the mischievous little birds incapable of flight. Read on! The Arctic birds already have their own TV series and a straight-to-dvd film, but now it's time to get the penguins back on the big screen with this new film from Bee Movie director Simon J. Smith and a script from Megamind scribes Michael Colton and John Aboud. The Madagascar »
- Ethan Anderton
According to TheWrap, the busiest Brit in the biz is joining John Malkovich for "The Penguins of Madagascar," a feature-length spin-off of the popular "Madagascar" movies with Ben Stiller and Chris Rock.
Cumby is actually playing a good guy in this one, or at least a good critter of some sort; he's taking on the role of "a high-ranking animal CIA agent," with Malkovich voicing his target. (The CIA is really going to the animals these days, eh?)
DreamWorks has gotten a lot of mileage from these land-bound birds since the first "Madagascar" movie in 2005. There's a "Penguins of Madagascar" show on Nickelodeon, as well as a direct-to-dvd movie, a video game, and a comic book. Simon J. Smith, whose first feature was "Bee Movie," will be directing.
Don't worry, Cumberbatch fans, you'll be seeing »
- Jenni Miller
Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich have been signed on to voice new characters in the animated spin-off pic The Penguins of Madagascar. Cumberbatch is said to voice ‘a high-ranking animal CIA agent hot on his trail,’ while Malkovich is reportedly tapped to be the voice actor of the ‘charming villain’ in a spinoff of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar franchise. The upcoming animation from Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie) is getting a script from Michael Colton and John Aboud. The source doesn’t mention who else from the rest of the Madagascar universe will be featured in the movie, which is currently in production and is slated to...
- Nick Martin
Plot details are few, but we do know that the film will focus on the penguins from the studio's popular Madagascar films. Benedict Cumberbatch is voicing the role of an animal working for the CIA, who is chasing down a villain portrayed by John Malkovich.
Cumberbatch and Malkovich will voice new characters in the spin-off "The Penguins of Madagascar" which is scheduled for a March 27th 2015 release.
Malkovich will voice a charming villain, while Cumberbatch plays a high-ranking animal CIA agent hot on his trail. Simon J. Smith ("Bee Movie") is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
Seth Rogen stars as a new ghost named Jackson Moss who works at a top-secret government agency that protects humans from evil hauntings. He and his partner Watts (Melissa McCarthy) uncover a plot to destroy the organization.
Jones will play Rogen's ex-wife, while Bomer will play her perfect new husband. »
- Garth Franklin
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. According 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, »
- Dave Trumbore
DreamWorks Animation is filling out the cast of its upcoming animated feature Penguins of Madagascar, and in doing so they have brought aboard two of the most gifted actors out there. Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich, according to The Wrap, are now set to lend their voices to characters in the new animated feature. The movie is being directed by Simon J. Smith, who last helmed 2007's Bee Movie, and is getting a script from Michael Colton and John Aboud. While there don't appear to be any plot details around, Malkovich is reportedly playing "the film's charming villain," while Cumberbatch will be "a high-ranking animal CIA agent hot on his trail." The article doesn't mention what species of animal either character will be, how the penguins fit into the conflict between the characters, or who else from the rest of the Madagascar universe will be featured in the movie (though »
When discussing the development of the Madagascar spin-off focusing on the military-minded Penguins, you might think the focus would be on Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico. But DreamWorks Animation has locked in a couple of star voices for The Penguins Of Madagascar who could compete for attention, with Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich swelling the ranks.The Penguins – who have already been successful enough to spawn a TV show, a straight-to-dvd spin-off film and a comic – are getting their own big screen outing in March 2015.While the Wrap’s report doesn’t specify what they’ll exactly be up to, we do now know they’ll be facing a villain voiced by Malkovich and interacting with a CIA animal boasting Benedict's buttery tones.Simon J. Smith is set to direct, with regular Madagascar filmmakers Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell involved as producers. McGrath will also be returning to mic duties as Skipper. »
In a casting coup, DreamWorks Animation has set Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich to voice new characters in its spin-off "The Penguins of Madagascar," TheWrap has learned. The animated movie, which features the penguins from Dwa's "Madagascar" franchise, is scheduled for release on March 27, 2015. An individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Malkovich will voice the film's charming villain, while Cumberbatch will voice a high-ranking animal CIA agent hot on his trail. Also Read: Emmy Reactions: Benedict Cumberbatch 'Over the Moon' About 'Parade's End' Nomination Simon J. Smith ("Bee Movie") is »
- Jeff Sneider
A spinoff of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar franchise, The Penguins of Madagascar has added Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich to its voice cast. Cumberbatch, who starred earlier this year in Star Trek Into Darkness , will voice an animal working for the CIA who is tracking the adventure's villain, to be voiced by Malkovich. Malkovich is in theaters now as part of the ensemble of Red 2 . To be directed by Simon J. Smith with a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud, The Penguins of Madagascar hits theaters March 27, 2015. (Photo Credit: Apega / Ivan Nikolov / WENN.com) »
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