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Tiffany Haddish to Voice-Star in 'Lego Movie 2'
Everything is awesome for Tiffany Haddish.
The actress is joining the voice cast of The Lego Movie 2 as a key new character.
Mike Mitchell is directing the movie, which sees original voice stars Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks returning as regular guy turned Master Builder Emmet Brickowoski and Wyldstyle, respectively. Will Arnett is returning to voice Batman, while Channing Tatum will return as Superman and Jonah Hill as Green Lantern.
Plot details are being kept in the box.
Dan Lin is producing along with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed The Lego Movie, the 2014 hit that earned $469.1 million worldwide and helped launch a franchise for Warner Bros. Roy Lee is also producing.
Ryan Halprin and Will Allegra are co-producing. Allison Abbate and Chris Leahy are overseeing for Warners' Warner Animation Group arm.
The Lego Movie 2 is set for Feb. 8, 2019.
Haddish has been on quite a roll since her breakout in the surprise hit Girls Trip. She will next be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on TBS’ The Last O.G., which premieres April 3, and opposite Kevin Hart in Universal Pictures’ Night School, which opens Sept. 28. She will host the upcoming MTV Movie & TV Awards, and she inked a first-look deal with HBO earlier this year, which followed on the heels of her book The Last Black Unicorn making it on the New York Times best-seller list in December.
She is repped by APA, Principato-Young Entertainment and Del Shaw.