'Cats & Dogs' lands human leads

Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer join CGI-blended film

Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer are the live-action stars of Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," which is being directed by Brad Peyton.

Andrew Lazar is producing the CGI-blended movie via his Mad Chance banner along with former Warner Independent head Polly Cohen.

The movie continues the story of the battle between cats and dogs for control of Earth. Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich -- who have made family movies and talking animals their bag with "Brother Bear," "Chicken Little" and "Open Season" -- wrote the script.

The movie marks the feature debut of Peyton, who made waves at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival with his acclaimed short, "Evelyn: The Cutest Dead Girl."

The live-action portions of the film already are in production in Vancouver, with voice casting to come.

Miri Yoon is co-producing.

O'Donnell, repped by Endeavor and Untitled, next appears opposite Mark Wahlberg in "Max Payne."

UTA-repped McBrayer is best known for playing Kenneth the page on NBC's "30 Rock."