Charlize Theron, Samuel Jackson to Act in CG Astro Boy (Updated)

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Jackson's role described as cameo in panel with director, stars, new footage

Summit Entertainment has announced at its Comic-Con International panels on Thursday that actress Charlize Theron and actor Samuel L. Jackson will voice-act in the computer-animated Astro Boy film. Theron's role is unknown, while Jackson will make a cameo.

Theron played the main character in the live-action adaptation of Peter Chung's Aeon Flux animated television series. Jackson is a self-professed manga and anime fan, and he voices the title character and other roles in the Afro Samurai television mini-series and Afro Samurai: Resurrection television movie. Summit's Comic-Con panels featured Astro Boy's director David Bowers, producer Maryann Garger, and stars Freddie Highmore (Astro) and Kristen Bell (Cora), as well as exclusive footage from the film. This latest adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's manga will open in North America on October 23.

Update: News about Charlize Theron's role added.

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