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Published On: Sat, Mar 2nd, 2013

‘Taken’ star Liam Neeson to voice evil raccoon in ‘The Nut Job’

Liam Neeson is already lending his voice to Warner Bros’Lego: The Piece Of Resistance.

Deadline reports that the Oscar-nominated actor who brought Aslan to life in Disney and Fox’s Narnia films will be joining the animation comedy The Nut Job.

the-nut-job-animated movie bannerCanadian-based ToonBox and Korea-based Redrover is in association with Warner Bros-based Gulfstream Pictures to bring their first full feature film.

Disney and Pixar veteran Peter Lepeniotis is directing the feature based on his own 1995 short Surly Squirrel from a script by Lorne Cameron (Brother BearOver The Hedge), about a mischievous squirrel who plots to rob a nut store with his rat friend Buddy.

Neeson will voice the villainous Raccoon in a cast that includes Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon, and comedian Jeff Dunham. Thom Chapman and Graham Moloy are producing, with Daniel Woo, Hong Kim, Mike Karz and Tom Yoon  executive producing in association with Gulfstream, which is also repping U.S. sales. The pic is currently in production aiming for a 2013 release.

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