CINEMA – A five-star cast. This Thursday, September 23, Nintendo unveiled on Twitter the names of those who, in the English version of its film on its flagship video game “Super Mario Bros”, will play the main characters.

Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) will be the voice of the hero, Mario. As for his famous mustached sidekick, Luigi, Charlie Day (How to kill your boss?) Was chosen.

Lady’s Play, Emma, ​​Anya Taylor-Joy will be Princess Peach, whose long blonde hair is not unlike that of the 25-year-old actress.

For their part, the actors Jack Black (Tenacious D, Be Kind Rewind) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele, Get Out) and Seth Rogen (SuperGrave, Our worst neighbors) will be respectively Bowser, Toad and Donkey Kong. Charles Martinet, to whom we owe the voice of the mustached little plumber in the game for 26 years, is expected to make a special appearance.

The Super Mario Bros. Animated Film movie is heading to theaters in North America on 12/21/22! Check out the voice cast for the upcoming movie below 👇 pic.twitter.com/Xj31P6hk6y

On the production side, host Aaron Horvath and screenwriter Michael Jelenic will be in charge. The adaptation in pictures was entrusted to the studio Illumination, the same one that made The Minions. The production goes to Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me). Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto will back him up.

As BFMTV reminds us, this is not the first video game adaptation. In 1993, a live-action film called Super Mario Bros had been in the spotlight, but not for the right reasons. To the point, according to the 24-hour news channel, of being considered one of the worst films in cinema history.

Although the French voices for the new animated version have yet to be announced, a release date has nevertheless been hinted at. The film is expected to hit screens in December 2022.

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