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Rebel Wilson joins Kung Fu Panda 3

PTI  Los Angeles, April 11, 2013
First Published: 16:01 IST(11/4/2013) | Last Updated: 16:02 IST(11/4/2013)

Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilsonhas joined the cast of Kung Fu Panda 3.

The actress will join original cast members Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen and others to voice a character in the upcoming Dreamworks Animation caper, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston and Casino Royale star Mads Mikkelsen are also joining the project, which Dreamworks has revealed will follow Black's loveable panda as he continues on his journey mastering the art of Kung Fu and noodle slurping.

Wilson has already lent her vocals to animated flick Ice Age: Continental Drift and Bryan previously voiced a character in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

Kung Fu Panda 2 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson will return to helm the feature, as will producer Melissa Cob, executive producer Guillermo Del Toro, co-producer Jeffrey Hermann and writers/co-producers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.

The film is scheduled for a December 23, 2015 release and is set to be the first ever movie 20th Century Fox will co-produce with China-based Oriental DreamWorks.

The first two films in the franchise earned USD 1.3 billion at the global box office after their releases in 2008 and 2011 respectively.

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