With all the talk about the emoji movie and the recently announced Pez movie, you may have forgotten that there’s also an upcoming film adaptation of the mobile game Angry Birds. But as Josh Gad told IGN, “it’s really a thing,” and according to him, it’s going to be surprisingly charming.
“It’s really irreverent,” Gad said, “and like that LEGO Movie sensibility, it’s subversive and funny and unexpectedly smart and really beautiful. Actually gorgeous. The little I’ve seen of it has really impressed me.”
The film has landed a star-studded voice cast, including Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, and more. Gad is set to voice the yellow bird named Chuck, and he told IGN that he initially said no when he was asked to join the cast, especially so soon after voicing Olaf in Frozen. “The producer was like, ‘Just let me kind of pitch out this movie to you,’ and did this reel for me of what he was thinking about, and it was like this 30-minute visual pitch, and it blew my socks off.”
Angry Birds is set to be released in May 2016.