Michael Pena and Uzo Aduba are in talks to join the voicecast of the My Little Pony movie.
They will be joining Emily Blunt and Kristin Chenoweth in Lionsgate and Hasbro’s movie that has been set for an Oct. 6, 2017, release.
Much of the talent from the hit TV series is involved with the movie. Jayson Theissen, the supervising director of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, is helming the movie, which currently is in production and centering on Hasbro’s corral of magical horses that are forever concerned with apples and friendship.
Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Shannon Chan-Kent, Tabitha St. Germain, among others, are the voice talent that are segueing from the show to the big screen.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic writer Meghan McCarthy penned the screenplay, which takes place when a new dark force threatens Ponyville and the ponies must embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria to use the magic of friendship and save their home.
Blunt and Chenoweth and, when deals are made, Aduba and Pena are the new names on the call sheet.
Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis are producing Hasbro’s first full-length animation.
Aduba won an Emmy for playing breakout character Crazy Eyes in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, which hails from Lionsgate Television. She recently appeared in the Sundance drama Tallulah, which starred Ellen Page. Aduba is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Schreck Rose.
Pena, who stole scenes in last year’s Ant-Man, recently wrapped shooting Will Smith’s Collateral Beauty and also stars in Warner Bros.’ remake of 1970s TV series CHiPS. He is repped by CAA, Stone Genow and Management 360.