Veteran US actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to star alongside Chris Pratt in Alcon Entertainment’s upcoming animated movie “Garfield”.
The movie is based on Jim Davis’ iconic cartoon strip of the same name. Mark Dindal directed from a screenplay adapted by David Reynolds.
It follows a cynical and lazy orange cat of the same name and his interactions with his owner, Jon Arbuckle, along with his fellow pet, Odie. Jackson will play a brand-new character, Garfield’s father Vic.
DNEG Animation is animating and producing the project alongside Alcon Entertainment. John Cohen and Steven P. Wegner are producing along with Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, as well as DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra and President Tom Jacomb, with Davis, Amuse’s Bridget McMeel, and Craig Sost exec producing.
Sony Pictures will distribute the movie globally in all major territories apart from China.
Jackson will also soon appear in Matthew Vaughn’s spy actioner “Argylle”, Nic DaCosta’s “The Marvels”, and Yale Entertainment’s thriller “The Kill Room, among other projects.
He can currently be seen in the Apple TV+ limited series “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”, based on the novel by bestselling author Walter Mosley, which he also exec produced.