Exodus Productions executive producer Max Howard announced today
that John Cusack and Emmy award winner Sean Hayes have joined the voice cast of
its CG-animated feature comedy Igor, directed
by animation veteran Tony Leondis (The
Prince of Egypt, Lilo & Stitch 2)
from a script by Chris McKenna (TV’s American
Cusack will voice the title character, a potentially gifted
and brilliant scientist, while Hayes will play one of Igor’s inventions/sidekicks.
“John and Sean are both terrific actors and ideally cast in their roles, said Leondis.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have them join an already fantastic voice cast.”
Igor is an irreverent
comedy that brings a new twist to the classic monster genre. It tells the story
of a hunchbacked lab assistant who is forced to serve a cruel taskmaster named
Dr. Glickenstein (voiced by John Cleese), but harbors big dreams of becoming a
scientist himself and winning the annual “Evil Science Fair.” Cusack’s good buddy, Jeremy Piven, voices Dr. Schadenfreude,
Igor’s nemesis. Other inked voice talent, alongside the aforementioned Cleese,
includes Jennifer Coolidge, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi and Jay Leno.
The CG-animated film is being produced at Sparx Animation
Studios, SAS, a Paris-based leader in key-frame CG-animation. Set for
release, Igor will be distributed by The Weinstein Company (TWC), which has an
all-encompassing theatrical and DVD distribution deal including
film distribution for most foreign territories at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and American Film Market, as well as the
recent European Film Market in