Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) has roped in singer Demi Lovato to voice Smurfette in "Get Smurfy," replacing singer Katy Perry who was the original voice of the character. Alongwith Lovato, actors Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin will also join the cast of the third installment of the ‘Smurfs’ franchise.
“I’m Demi Lovato and I'm so excited to announce that I will be voicing Smurfette in the new fully-animated Smurfs movie,” the 22-year-old ‘Let it go’ singer says in a promotional video.
Patinkin will lend his voice to Papa Smurf and Wilson to the villainous Gargamel. Directed by Kelly Asbury, ‘Get Smurfy’ will be a fully computer-animated movie, unlike the previous two movies, which were a combination of live-action and computer animation.
“…Get Smurfy will be imbued with the same spirit of adventure that first made all of us lifelong fans of these little blue guys... and girl,” Kristine Belson, president of SPA, said a news release.
In this movie, the little blue creatures will voyage through the Enchanted Forest for the magical Smurfs village, Variety reported. Fans of this movie franchise will also get answers as to why Smurfette is the only female among them.
“We felt it was important to take a very different approach with this origin story. It returns to the roots of Peyo’s creation in this CG-animated adventure,” producer Jordan Kerner said, in the release. “I hope it will delight not only fans but audiences worldwide. We couldn’t be more excited with the talented new cast we’re starting to assemble for our ‘Smurfy’ reboot. ”
"Get Smurfy" is slated to release on March 31, 2017.