Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
00:58 AM PDT July 09, 2014
Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick – who is currently working on nine different films - will be lending her voice to DreamWorks' upcoming animated musical feature Trolls, according to Variety.
Kendrick is set to voice the relentlessly cheery Princess Poppy in the film, which based on the popular line of children's dolls that were big in the 1990s - the ones with the belly-button jewels and crazy, brightly-colored hair.
"Anna has proven herself to be a brilliant actress with an amazing singing voice. She'll inject Poppy with the exact mix of spirit, sass and song that will no doubt give a whole new life to the iconic Troll dolls," said director Mike Mitchell, in a press release. Mitchell's other directing efforts include the live action Sky High, Shrek Forever After, and Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.
Kendrick has received heaps of critical acclaim over the last few years for her work in movies like Up In The Air, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, 50/50 and Drinking Buddies.
However, this won't be the first animated film she's voiced a character for. In 2012, she provided the voice of cheerleader Courtney Babcock in the critically beloved Paranorman.
Trolls is currently scheduled to hit theaters November 4, 2016.