He is here, he is there, he is everywhere! Brett Goldstein became the latest star to join the new animated feature Garfield. The Emmy-winning star and author of Ted Lasso signed alongside Saturday Night Live escape star Bowen Yang.
Goldstein is best known for his work as an executive producer, writer and star on Apple Ted Lasso, the critically adored TV series about an American manager out of the water who takes over as head coach of an English Premier League soccer club. In this, he plays club captain Roy Kent, and Goldstein won an Emmy for his work on the show. He is the creator of the next Apple series Contractionwith Ted Lassoit is bill laurent and Jason Segel. He also recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thor: Love and Thunder as a post-credits sting, playing Hercules, the son of Zeus (Russell Crowe) and swearing revenge on Thor for his attempted murder of his father.
Yang has received multiple Emmy Award nominations for his work on SNLand his other recent credits include The lost city, fire island, and Brothers. Chris Pratt features the main character, the lasagna-loving cat, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Ving Rhames and, in a Ted Lasso reunion for Goldstein, Hannah Waddingham. Mike Dindal is directing the film, having previously worked on Cats don’t dance, Chicken Little and The Emperor’s New Routine.
Garfield was the creation of Jim Davis and first appeared in the comic sections in 1978, when the orange tabby with his penchant for sardonic remarks and utter laziness would cause trouble for his human owner, Jon Arbuckle, and the lovable house dog of Jon, Odie. Garfield debuted in 41 newspapers and currently holds the world record for the most circulated comic strip on the planet. Garfield’s character has already appeared on the big screen twice in live-action/animated hybrid form through 2004. Garfield and 2006 Garfield: a tail of two kittenswhere it was performed by Bill Murray. The films were written by Joel Cohenwith Murray sadly admitting that he had taken the writer for Joel Cohenexplaining that this had been a major factor in his signing on to the film.
DNEG Animation is the animation studio for the film. They previously worked on Ron gone wrong as good as Kid Cudiis animated special Entergalactic. CEO of DNEG Namit Malhotra and president Tom Jacob will produce with John Cohen, Steven P. Wegner, Andrew Kosoveand broderick johnson. Davis is also on board as an executive producer with Bridget McMeel and Craig Sost.
The film was originally scheduled to be released on February 16, 2024, however, Sony Pictures has pushed the film back by three months to the new date of May 24, 2024. While we wait to hear more, check out our interview with Pratt for Jurassic World Dominion below:
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Brett Goldstein Joins Animated Garfield Movie Starring Chris Pratt – GameSpot