Sykes joins Bruce Willis in
In speaking to screenwriter Karey Kirkpatrick recently at a press
junket to promote his latest venture, HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE
GALAXY, he mentioned that Wanda Sykes will be in his next film,
his directorial debut, OVER THE HEDGE.
Already mentioned were Bruce Willis and Garry Shandling,
but besides Sykes, Kirkpatrick said that the following will also
be in the film: Nick Nolte, Catherine O'Hara, William Shatner,
Steve Carell, Eugene Levy, and Avril Lavigne, who's making her
big screen debut playing William Shatner's daughter.
In the animated film, "Over the Hedge," Bruce Willis
will voice the mischievous con-artist raccoon R.J., and Garry
Shandling will be the voice of the sensitive turtle named Verne.
When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing
development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first instinct
is to retreat into his shell and leave, but the ever-opportunistic
R.J. sees a treasure trove to be had from his unsuspecting new
neighbors. Together, Verne and R.J. form an unlikely friendship
as they learn to co-exist with -- and even exploit -- this strange
new world called suburbia.
OVER THE HEDGE is a Dreamworks Pictures release scheduled to come
out on May 19, 2006.