By Nicole Sperling
Updated July 29, 2020 at 06:25 PM EDT

Image Credit: Harris: Chris Hatcher/PR Photos; Smurfs: Everett CollectionHe won’t be blue. He won’t even be CG’d. But Neil Patrick Harris will star in Sony Pictures’ Smurfs movie. The studio confirmed online reports that the How I Met Your Mother star will live among the blue people. Harris will play an expectant father who has his life turned upside down upon meeting these creatures. The film, set to begin shooting in April, will be directed by Raja Gosnell, the man behind Beverly Hills Chihuahua. It will take place in New York City’s Central Park.

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