11:01am PT by Mia Galuppo
Mariah Carey Joins 'The Lego Batman Movie'
Mariah Carey is heading to Gotham.
Making a return to movies, even if its just via voice, after a multiyear absence, the songstress will voice the mayor of the crime riddled city in The Lego Batman Movie, Warner Bros.' spinoff of The Lego Movie, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Carey will not be voicing the character Commissioner Gordon, despite reports stating otherwise.
The movie already has its Alfred (Ralph Fiennes), Batgirl (Rosario Dawson), Robin (Michael Cera) and Joker (Zach Galifianakis). Will Arnett, who voiced the Dark Knight in 2014's The Lego Movie, will return to voice Batman.
Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on Lego Movie, is directing the project, which has a script written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing, along with Lego Movie director-screenwriters Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The last time Carey has graced the big screen was in Lee Daniels The Butler, in 2013. Prior to this she worked with Daniels' when she acted in his film Precious as the social worker Ms. Weiss.