By: James Silverwolfe
Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch and Nick Kroll have joined the voice cast of CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. Based on the book by Dave Pilkey, the story follows the adventures of two fourth graders and their accidental superhero creation, Captain Underpants. Hart and Middleditch will voice the two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins. Peele will voice the boys’ arch nemesis Melvin, while Helms will voice their principal Mr. Krupp and Kroll will voice the villainous Professor Poopypants.
Rob Letterman will direct from a script by Nicholas Stoller. Damon Ross will oversee for DreamWorks Animation.
Peele is best known for his comedy central sketch show “Key & Peele” and is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment. Kroll and Middleditch are both repped by WME. Kroll can be seen currently in “The Kroll Show,” while Middleditch can be seen in a bit role in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Hart can also be seen currently in “Ride Along”, which debuted last weekend. He is repped by UTA. CAA repped Helms will be seen next in “Someone Marry Barry.”