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When it was revealed in August that Morgan Freeman would be joining the cast of the new Lego movie there were many that giggled because it will be a reunion between the veteran actor and Batman, who will also be in the animated film voiced by Will Arnett. But now it's getting even funnier as yet another one of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy actors has signed on for a part in the family comedy.
Deadline reports that Liam Neeson, who played the villainous Ra's al Ghul in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, has signed on for a part in Lego, as have Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie. The story, based on an original script by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street), follows an ordinary minifig (a person in the Lego world) who is caught in a case of mistaken identities and is believed to be The Master Builder and is brought along on a quest to try and stop the universe from being glued together. Chris Pratt will be voicing the lead, and Elizabeth Banks is also on board in a supporting role.
As for the characters the new actors will play, Ferrell is attached to voice President Business, a central villain in the movie; Neeson will be playing Bad Cop, one of the President's henchmen; Offerman is voicing a "craggy, swaggering pirate" who wishes revenge against the President; and finally Brie's role is described as "a member of Emmet’s team with a powerful secret."
Warner Bros. is behind the movie, and while the project is already in production it's going to be a while until it actually gets here, as it's set for a February 7, 2014 release date.