Elaine Stritch, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman Set for "ParaNorman" Animated Film

News   Elaine Stritch, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman Set for "ParaNorman" Animated Film Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch and Tony nominee Anna Kendrick, along with stage and screen actor John Goodman, will lend their voices to the upcoming animated film "ParaNorman," according to EW.com.

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The 3-D stop-motion film, produced by Focus Features and LAIKA, is penned by Chris Bulter and will be directed by Butler and Sam Fell. The film is described as a "comedy thriller" that follows a young boy named Norman who has the power to talk to the dead and must save his town from an attack of zombies.

"ParaNorman," set for release on Aug. 12, 2012, will also include the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee as the title character, Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Bernard Hill.

Stritch was a Tony nominee for her performances in A Delicate Balance, Company, Sail Away and Bus Stop. She was most recently seen on Broadway in A Little Night Music and Elaine Stritch At Liberty; she won a Tony and later an Emmy Award for the latter.

Kendrick received a Tony nomination for her work in High Society, and Goodman's Broadway credits include Waiting for Godot and Big River.

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