Jun 05, 2018 04:05 PM EST
MGM Announces Voice Cast for The Addams Family
MGM has announced the voice cast of the upcoming animated feature The Addams Family. Jonathan Glickman, MGM's President, Motion Picture Group made the announcement today.
The cast will include Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted) and Greg Tiernan (Thomas & Friends, Day of the Diesels) direct a voice cast led by Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Annihilation) as Gomez Addams, Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Morticia Addams, Chloë Grace Moretz (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, If I Stay) as Wednesday Addams, Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix's Stranger Things) as Pugsley Addams, Nick Kroll (Big Mouth, Sing) as Uncle Fester, Bette Midler(Hocus Pocus, Beaches) as Grandmama and Academy Award winnerAllison Janney (I, Tonya) as the family's arch nemesis Margaux Needler.
Vernon and Tiernan will co-direct with the Matt Lieberman screenplay based on Charles Addams' iconic cartoon series. Conrad Vernon along with Gail Berman, via her shingle The Jackal Group, and Alex Schwartz will produce. Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, and Joe Earley will executive produce.
Glickman commented, "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".
Based on the famous New Yorker creations of Charles Addams, this animated action-comedy will follow the Addams family whose lives begin to unravel when they face-off against a crafty reality-TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration, Addams-style.
"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", said Vernon.
The Addams Family will be distributed theatrically in the U.S. by MGM on October 11, 2019.