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The Nut Job has cast Liam Neeson in the animated film also starring Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon and Jeff Dunham. According to Variety, he'll play the Racoon villain in the Peter Lepeniotis-directed film ToonBox Entertainment and Redrover Co. The film's based on 2005's short Surly Squirrel by Lepeniotis, a Disney animation veteran. The story tells of a mischievous squirrel and his rat friend hatch a plan to pull of a heist on a nut store of massive proportions, and unknowingly end up in a far more complicated adventure. The Nut Job is currently in production, and a release some time in 2013 is being planned at this time. »

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