Chris Pratt Cast as Garfield in New Animated Movie

Chris Pratt in 2018
Chris Pratt in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9714375cl)

Chris Pratt’s list of voice acting credits is getting more impressive by the day, and his next role will be the biggest one yet. He’s set to voice Garfield in the upcoming animated movie about our favorite lasagna-loving tabby cat.

The new take on the beloved comic book series is being developed by Alcon Entertainment after they acquired the rights for the iconic character from Garfield creator Jim Davis. The script for the new animated feature will be written by David Reynolds (Finding Nemo) with Mark Dindal (Chicken Little and Emperor’s New Groove) in the director’s chair.

Not much else is known about this project at the time, but it’s expected to be fully animated, unlike the two Garfield movies from the 2000s starring Bill Murray, which blended live-action and animation.

Pratt is soon set to star in Jurassic World: Dominion and return to the role of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in two upcoming Marvel projects—Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He’s no stranger to voiceover roles, and his previous credits include The Lego Movie series and Pixar’s Onward. Shortly before being eyed for the role of Garfield, he’s also been cast as the lead in the upcoming Super Mario movie.