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Sonic the Hedgehog Film Casts Ben Schwartz as Sonic

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film opens in November 2019

Actor Ben Schwartz (DuckTales, Parks and Recreation) confirmed on Thursday that he is voicing the title character in Paramount Pictures' upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film.

The live-action/CGI hybrid film is slated to open on November 15, 2019. James Marsden (Westworld, X-Men) and Tika Sumpter will star in the film, and Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) will voice the villain Robotnik.

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.

Sources: Ben Schwartz's Twitter account, Variety (Justin Kroll)

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