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Variety: Sonic the Hedgehog Film Casts James Marsden

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st cast member announced for live-action/CGI film

Entertainment news source Variety reported on Wednesday that James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) will star in Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog film. The name of Marsden's character has not yet been revealed.

The live-action/CGI hybrid film is slated to open on November 15, 2019.

Jeff Fowler is making is directorial debut with the film. Tim Miller (Deadpool) and Toby Ascher are executive producing with producer Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise) and co-producers Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons.

The film project first emerged in 2014 as a hybrid computer-animated and live-action feature film project by Sony and Marza Animation Planet. In February 2016, Sega Sammy Holdings president and CEO Hajime Satomi revealed that Sony Pictures Entertainment was planning the film. The Hollywood Reporter reported in October that Paramount Pictures had acquired the rights to develop the film.

Source: Variety (Justin Kroll); Image credit Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

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