Garfield | Chris Pratt will voice the character in a new animation

Actor is one of the most sought-after voice actors in Hollywood today.

A new animated film of “ Garfield ” is in development and, according to Deadline , has already found its protagonist. Chris Pratt will voice the iconic character, whose new project had already been announced in 2018.

Garfield’s comics premiered in 1978 created by Jim Davis, and follows the life of a lazy orange cat, interacting with its owner, Jon Arbuckle, and his pet dog, Odie. Garfield holds the record for the largest number of distributions in the world, having been published in over 2,580 newspapers and magazines and with an estimated audience of over 260 million people. Produced by Alcon Entertainment, the idea is for the new film to start a franchise. In the character’s two previous films, Bill Murray was his voice.

Chris Pratt’s voice is one of the most coveted elements in Hollywood today. In addition to Garfield, he will also be the title character in the animation of “ Super Mario Bros. ” (despite the resistance of fans) produced by Nintendo with the Illumination, and has also starred in “ Two Brothers ”, by Pixar, and the films of “ A Lego Adventure ”, by Warner. As an actor, he is best known for the “ Guardians of the Galaxy ” and “ The World of Dinosaurs ” franchises .

The direction of the new film is in charge of Mike Dindal, of “ The Chicken Little Chicken ”, with screenplay by newcomers Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgrove. Jim Davis himself will be one of the executive producers of the film, along with Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Bridget McMeel.

There is no release forecast for the new “Garfield” movie yet.