24 November 2012 1:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Call it escapism or call it just plain fun, but a crop of upcoming big-screen experiences are full of fantasy for kids and adults alike. The animated tale Epic features a host of celebrity voice talent - Beyoncé, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler for starters. FirstShowing reports that the 3-D film, based on William Joyce's children's book The Leaf Men will hit theaters Memorial weekend. More Casting News: Hugh Laurie, meanwhile, is out of the ER and onto the open sea. He will star as Blackbeard on NBC's pirate drama Crossbones, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. »

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