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'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' Sequel Cast Announced
Sony Pictures Animation has reunited most of the original voicecast for its sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, titled Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers.
Bill Hader and Anna Faris return as the two leads, inventor Flint Lockwood and weather girl Sam Sparks. Also back are James Caan as Flint’s dad, Andy Samberg as a local celebrity, Neil Patrick Harris as a gummy-loving monkey, Benjamin Bratt as Spark’s cameraman.
New to the roll call is Terry Crews, who is currently starring in the action movie The Expendables 2. He will play a cop in the town of Swallow Falls.
Will Forte, who had a role in the first movie, is back in a new role, that of Chester V, an inventor and idol of Lockwood’s who invites him to join others bright minds at a technology company.
As previously reported by THR, Kristen Schaal is also in the cast, playing "highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick," according to SPA.
Cloudy 2 is being directed by Cody Cameron, a story artist on movies such as Shrek, Madagascar and Cloudy, and Kris Pearn, who served as head of story on Cloudy as well as story supervisor on Arthur Christmas. Kirk Bodyfelt is producing.
Cloudy 2 is set for release in 3D on February 7, 2014.
According to the studio, Cloudy 2 picks up where the first movie left off, with Lockwood discovering that his evil machine which turns water into food "is still operating and now creating mutant food beasts. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Flint and his friends must embark on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world… again!"