The upcoming Child’s Play remake just added an acting legend to its already impressive cast. Announced on Saturday, Star Wars icon Mark Hamill will be voicing the role of the possessed killer doll.
Hamill revealed the news via his social media pages as well as during Orion’s panel at WonderCon. He posted a video announcing his new role to Twitter with the caption, “‘People let me tell you ’bout my best friend…’ The wicked fun begins when @ChildsPlayMovie is unleashed in theaters: Friday, June 21st 2019. #SoLuckyImChucky”
Check out Hamill’s video below.
“People let me tell you ’bout my best friend…”🎶
The wicked fun begins when @ChildsPlayMovie is unleashed in theaters: Friday, June 21st 2019. #SoLuckyImChucky 🤪 @MGM_Studios @OrionPictures pic.twitter.com/ExOYuwj9sP
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 31, 2019
In addition to Hamill, the cast includes Aubrey Plaza (Legion, Parks and Recreation), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, If Beale Street Could Talk), and Gabriel Bateman (Lights Out, American Gothic). Much like the original franchise, the reimagined Child’s Play will follow Karen (Plaza), a mother who gives her son Andy (Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.
New and rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is on board to direct with a screenplay was written by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury) based on the original film. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner.
You can check out the film’s first trailer HERE. The new Child’s Play film will be coming to theaters on June 21, 2019.
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