Anyone who saw Ari Folman's brilliant Waltz With Bashir has probably been eagerly awaiting news on the director's follow-up, especially after some of the early footage was shown last year at the Cartoon Movie Symposium in France. Well, here you go. Three big names have officially joined the cast: Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston and Harvey Keitel. It's unclear what specific roles they may lend their voice to, but their editions should bring a new level of confidence to anyone concerned about the avant-garde premise.

Entitled Congress, the animated film follows the mother of a handicapped boy who accepts one last acting job to provide for her family. As per her contract, the studio acquires her likeness rates and a signed agreement to use her image and voice however they so choose. It might be a bit outside the box, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. Robin Wright will play the lead actress and Kodi Smit-Mcphee will voice her disabled son.

According to Indie Wire, Folman has already begun production on the story, but no one seems to know exactly how long it might take. Animated movies are frequently an arduous project that can consume years. For this one, I'm willing to wait as long as it takes to do it right.

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