Cusack finds 'Igor' voice with Hayes


John Cusack and Sean Hayes have joined the voice cast of Exodus Film Group's CG-animated feature comedy "Igor." The Weinstein Co. will distribute the film, which is being directed by Tony Leondis.

Cusack, who replaces Christian Slater on the project, will voice the title character of Igor, a gifted scientist who is born with a hunch on his back and is forced to serve a cruel scientist named Dr. Glickenstein. Hayes is playing Brian the Brain, a brain in a jar who is one of Igor's sidekicks and inventions.

The voice cast includes Jeremy Piven, Jay Leno, Jennifer Coolidge, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese.

Chris McKenna wrote the screenplay. Exodus' CEO John D. Eraklis is producing along with Exodus president Max Howard.

The film is set for an Oct. 24, 2008, release.

Cusack next will appear in the Weinstein Co.'s "Grace Is Gone" and Dimension's "1408." Hayes is best known for playing Jack on "Will & Grace." He previously provided his voice for "The Cat in the Hat" and "Cats & Dogs."

Both are repped by WMA.
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