Early warning: This is not an April Fool's gag... the cast for the upcoming "Smurfs" movie is looking pretty solid so far (and no, "Avatar" was not the same movie).
Neil Patrick Harris was first confirmed to be playing a human character in the movie. Then the interesting names started to pop up. Of course, just because a brilliant actor is involved doesn't automatically make the movie brilliant (see Jason Lee and Zachary Levi in the "Chipmunks" movies... or better yet, don't). Yesterday the Hollywood Reporter said that another hot TV star would be joining the cast: "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara.
The Los Angeles Times did knock down one rumor: Quentin Tarantino will not be playing Brainy Smurf, though he was considered. The paper's Web site does report that Jonathan Winters will play Papa Smurf, Katy Perry will take on Smurfette and in perhaps the most spot-on casting yet, "The Simpsons'" Hank Azaria will play Gargamel.
What do you think of these casting choices? Do they make you more (or less) likely to see "The Smurfs" when it hits theatres (in 3-D, of course)?
Not looking forward to this. Just posted about how they need to stop making movies out of TV shows at themoviebros.wordpress.com
I liked the smurfs when I was growing up but I don't think it will matter if I want to see it or not my 3 year old will drag me there anyways so here's hoping it at least turns out decent.
@jamr Dude! don't give hollywood bad ideas! they have enough all ready!
I hope they make Smurfanisha and let Vivica A. Fox pay her!
I think I just "smurfed" my lunch up all over the carpet. Hated the show, will never, EVER see this film. Enjoy it if you're a fan.
I can't wait for this. My guess is most of the people on here saying how terrible this movie will be, are the same ones that begged and screamed and cried until their mommies' took them to the Pokemon movie. The Smurfs are part of my youth, so I'll see it, if for nothing else then for nostalgia sake
Really??? Is Hollywood really having a hard time to come up with new stuff that they have to pullout the Smurfs?? What next...Orlando Bloom plays Sunshine Bear in the Next CareBear movie?!
Personally I think Julianne Hough would make a much better Smurfette.
ALL YOUR COMMENTS JUST MADE MY BORING DAY AT WORK FUN.....
Oh Smurfette. I want to smurf you so bad. I want to smurf all over your smurfs.
I think that Hank is the only one that is dead on. I will see if, I mean, little blue guys in white hats that look like condems, who can hate that?
I hope Samuel L. Jackson plays Gargumel
LA LA LA LA LA LUV THE SMURFS.........DONT LUV THE CAST!! WHOS GOING TO BE GRUMPY AND SNEAKY??? KATIE PERRY RUINED THE WHOLE CONCEPT......
This weeks sign that the Apocalypse is upon us.
This movie is going to suck so bad. Katie Perry???? Are you serious????
"The horror, the horror."
Sooooooooo Cooooooool!!! We all grew up with the smurfs. I love when they bring these characters to the big screen, even if the movie blows, its good to remember the good days :)
I think people are excited to see Smurfs http://www.sency.com/smurfs.htm
i love johnathan winters and also the smurfs
Where is the Thundercats movie???
Is Katy Perry even old enough to know who the Smurfs are?
Hey Dude, have you checked out Smurfette?
Yeah. One time, in the back seat, she smurfed me.
No smurfing way!!!???
I'm very dubious about this. I think some things weren't meant to be made into live-action/3D movies.
there were 3 female smurfs: Smurfette, Sassette and Granny and this is.....wait for it.... AWESOME!!
No John Lithgow as Gargamel=no reason to see this movie.
omg smurfs are smurftastic i love nph and forget about anyone who has anything nasty to say it will be good
Love the smurfs, but seriously, after Katy Perry kissed a girl and found out she liked it, what the hell else has she done?? Why is she so PRESENT??
Christie: you're so right. And if more people would stop paying to see crummy movies like this, maybe Hollywood would quit cranking them out. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be happening, does it?
Hahaha, Calm down people.. Its a movie .. Not some major life changing event!!!! If you dont want to watch it.. Dont go see it.. See it's real simple!
probably in 3D. A Sad day for wannabe film makers, that such tripe can even be considered.
Typical Hollywood movie: only one female part. That always puzzled me about the smurfs. Hmm . . .
Really, though, yet another movie based on a cancelled TV show? It's either that or a sequel, a remake, or a movie based on a computer game. Beam me up, Scotty. There's no intelligent life on this planet.
Chris, Stop being such a smurf and go smurf your smurf.
This movie is going to be totally smurfy. I'm so excited I think I'm going to smurf myself! La, La, La, la la la.......
Smurfs are a bunch of blue f@gg0ts!!! I hated the cartoon and I am 100% sure the movie will suck too.
I love NPH, but cannot stand the smurfs.
I love the smurfs, i will watch regardless who plays who.
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