Jessica Chastain covered virtually every genre of film in 2011, from the period-drama Oscar bait (The Help) to the espionage thriller (The Debt) and on through … well, whatever it is you’d classify The Tree of Life as. Good luck with that. She missed out on voicing a character in an animated film, so Chastain’s taking care of that right away in 2012.

The award-winning actress has signed on to voice a role in Madagascar 3, THR reveals. Chastain, Bryan Cranston and Martin Short are the latest celebs to join series regulars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer. Having left Africa, the franchise appears ready to shift its action to Europe, where the former zoo inhabitants reinvent the concept of the traveling circus, according to a statement released by DreamWorks Animation.

We ran a trailer for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted in December, and the sequel has circled a June 8, 2012 release date. So isn’t it a little late in the process for adding voice talents? Can’t it take years for an actor or actress to record an animated character? I wonder if this means Chastain, Cranston and Short already recorded their parts, or if they're replacing previously hired actors.

No word yet on which animals the new talents will voice … or if they voice animals, at all. Humans are in short supply in the Madagascar series, though there’s no reason we can’t see human character in a circus setting in part three. We do know that Frances McDormand has a part in the cast, and that Eric Darnell and Conrad Vernon direct. Beyond that, we’ll have to wait until June.

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