It’s been almost 25 years since The Addams Family has graced the big screen with their wonderfully morbid presence, but soon they’ll be back in an all new animated feature film from MGM. Sausage Party‘s Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan are co-directing The Addams Family, with a script from Matt Lieberman. Look at the first image of the titular family in all their goth glory:
The complete voice cast has been announced for the film, and it’s a fabulous line-up of talent tailor-made for their parts. Oscar Isaac will portray family patriarch Gomez Addams, while his beloved wife will be played by Furiosa herself, Charlize Theron. No stranger to creepy films, Chloe Grace Moretz will voice Wednesday Addams, while Stranger Things‘ own Finn Wolfhard will be her brother Pugsley. Hocus Pocus’ grande dame Bette Midler will play another witch in Grandmama, while Nick Kroll is Uncle Fester. The family’s nemesis Margaux Needler will be brought to life by Allison Janney. No voice actor was announced for the disapproving groans of Lurch the butler.
According to the film’s co-director, the film will serve as an origin story of sorts for the Addams clan, as we will finally get to see how the greatest love affair in history began. In a statement, Conrad Vernon said “Greg and I have always been a fan of the Addams Family in past versions, so when we set out to make this movie, we were excited to do something new. With that in mind, I drew from the brilliantly original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons for the look of the film and decided to tell the story of how Gomez and Morticia meet, find their house and start their family. This unique approach is what drew me in to direct the film. The reimagining also extends to the stellar cast we’ve put together who will each bring their own spin to our film that will appeal to longtime fans of the Addams and introduce them to a new generation.”
The Addams Family is set to hit theaters in North America on October 11, 2019.
Images: MGM Pictures and Cinesite / MGM Television
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