March 30th, 2010
02:53 PM ET

'Smurfs' movie cast coming together

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)?

soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. mattvolke

    Not looking forward to this. Just posted about how they need to stop making movies out of TV shows at

    June 8, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. GrifterC.A.T.

    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.

    April 1, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. Xaviorbat

    @jamr Dude! don't give hollywood bad ideas! they have enough all ready!

    March 31, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. P-Dub

    I hope they make Smurfanisha and let Vivica A. Fox pay her!

    March 31, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Towers McQuestion

    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.

    March 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brandon

    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

    March 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jamr

    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?!

    March 31, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. mom

    Personally I think Julianne Hough would make a much better Smurfette.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. ennzo1


    March 31, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. Garth

    Oh Smurfette. I want to smurf you so bad. I want to smurf all over your smurfs.

    March 31, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Eve Lynne

    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?

    March 31, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. P-Dub

    I hope Samuel L. Jackson plays Gargumel

    March 31, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. LUVLIFE305


    March 31, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Katie

    This weeks sign that the Apocalypse is upon us.

    March 31, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mo

    This movie is going to suck so bad. Katie Perry???? Are you serious????

    March 31, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mark

    "The horror, the horror."

    March 31, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  17. Emile

    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 🙂

    March 31, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  18. Sency

    I think people are excited to see Smurfs

    March 31, 2010 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. debra turner

    i love johnathan winters and also the smurfs

    March 31, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  20. maizoon11

    Where is the Thundercats movie???

    March 31, 2010 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jeepers

    Is Katy Perry even old enough to know who the Smurfs are?

    March 31, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  22. Buck

    Smurfin' A!

    March 30, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jessy

    Hey Dude, have you checked out Smurfette?

    Yeah. One time, in the back seat, she smurfed me.

    No smurfing way!!!???

    Smurf Yeah!

    Yeah, Smurfette!


    March 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Shan

    I'm very dubious about this. I think some things weren't meant to be made into live-action/3D movies.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Monica

    there were 3 female smurfs: Smurfette, Sassette and Granny and this is.....wait for it.... AWESOME!!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  26. James S.

    No John Lithgow as Gargamel=no reason to see this movie.

    March 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  27. steve

    omg smurfs are smurftastic i love nph and forget about anyone who has anything nasty to say it will be good

    March 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lizza

    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??

    March 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Denizen Kate, San Jose

    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?

    March 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Christie

    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!

    March 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. lecter1963

    probably in 3D. A Sad day for wannabe film makers, that such tripe can even be considered.

    March 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Denizen Kate, San Jose

    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.

    March 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. rob

    Chris, Stop being such a smurf and go smurf your smurf.

    March 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jersey Jeff

    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.......

    March 30, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  35. chris

    Smurfs are a bunch of blue f@gg0ts!!! I hated the cartoon and I am 100% sure the movie will suck too.

    March 30, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jill

    I love NPH, but cannot stand the smurfs.

    March 30, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Lois Hugentober

    I love the smurfs, i will watch regardless who plays who.

    March 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  38. JRock39


    March 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |

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