MGM confirmed Tuesday that the cast of it’s upcoming animated film The Addams Family, is complete.
Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President made the announcement that Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Allison Janney and more have joined the cast.
Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation) with voice Gomez Addams while Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road) will voice Morticia Addams. Jumping in as Wednesday Addams is Chloë Grace Moretz, and Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things) as Pugsley Addams.
Nick Kroll will play Uncle Fester, Bette Midler will be Grandmama, and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) will play the family’s enemy, Margaux Needler.
The Addams Family will be a new CG animated digital take on the well-known and often dark cartoon series. This time, they face-off against a reality host as their family is set to arrive for a celebration.
The film is set to be produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. Vernon also directed Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Madagascar 3.
We also got a look at the family in their new animated form, and each character seems to live up to the-different-Addams family style.
Morticia, devilishly devoted to her husband and children, is the pale glue that holds her clan together. Gomez, debonair, sinister and passionately in love with his wife, is enthusiastic about whatever dreadful scheme he’s cooked up. Wednesday is a brilliant and sinister teenage girl with long braids and dead-pan wit. Pugsley, a menacing 10 year old on over-drive, enjoys getting into any kind of dreadful mischief he can find. Mad Uncle Fester is good natured, merry and likes to create mayhem any way he can. Grandmama is smitten with her grandchildren who enjoy her cookies shaped like bats and skulls. Margaux Needler, the reality TV makeover queen, is consumed with a desire for absolute suburban, pastel perfection.
Director Conrad Vernon expressed his excitement for the project in a press release Tuesday,
“Greg and I have always been a fan of the Addams Family in past versions, so when we set out to make this movie, we were excited to do something new. With that in mind, I drew from the brilliantly original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons for the look of the film and decided to tell the story of how Gomez and Morticia meet, find their house and start their family. This unique approach is what drew me in to direct the film. The reimagining also extends to the stellar cast we’ve put together who will each bring their own spin to our film that will appeal to longtime fans of the Addams and introduce them to a new generation.”
MGM President Jonathan Glickman also added his support,
“Conrad and Greg are masters of animation with the keen ability to create something both kids and their parents will enjoy for different reasons. Adding to that a world class caliber of talent with Oscar, Charlize, Chloë, Finn, Nick, Bette and Allison – we can’t wait to bring their fresh and modern take on The Addams Family to the worldwide audience,”
The Addams Family will hit theaters on October 11th, 2019-just in time for the country to get spooky for Halloween! Production is set to begin soon in Vancouver.
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