Chris Pratt to Voice Garfield in Upcoming Animated Film

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Chris Pratt at the "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" premiere in 2018 in LA. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9714375cl)

Shortly after being cast in the role of Super Mario, Chris Pratt is gearing up to voice another iconic cartoon character. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor signed on to voice the title character in Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming animated Garfield film.

Pratt is following the footsteps of Bill Murray, who voiced our favorite lazy cat in two live-action Garfield movies that came out during the mid-2000s. Unlike these two films, Alcon Entertainment’s take on the iconic cartoon kitty will be fully animated.

Garfield is being developed by a promising creative team. Mark Dindal, whose previous credits include Chicken Little and Emperor’s New Groove, will be in charge of directing the film. David Reynolds, who received an Oscar nod for his work on Finding Nemo, will be writing the script after Alcon acquired the rights to Garfield from his creator Jim Davis.

Pratt is currently attached to Jurassic World: Dominion and several movies in the MCU, including Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. His casting in the role of Garfield comes shortly after he secured the lead in the upcoming Super Mario animated movie, also starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach and Charlie Day as Luigi.