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Acting on the general principle that if you pack enough stars into a feature film it can’t possibly be bad (right, New Year’s Eve?), Dreamworks has cast a veritable clown car full of actors for its latest animated feature, Turbo. Deadline reports that Ryan Reynolds is the latest to join the cast of the film, which is the tale of “an ordinary garden snail with dreams of racing greatness.” Sounds like a cartoon version of The Fast And The Furious, only with garden pests, or maybe a long-awaited semi-sequel to Cool Runnings. Some people, you know, they don’t believe.

The movie, which is set to come out next summer, will have the voice talent of a motley assortment of stars, including Snoop Dogg, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzman, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Michael Pena, Ken Jeong, and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson. David Soren, who worked on previous celebrity smorgasbords Shark Tale and Over The Hedge, is directing the movie and co-writing the script with Robert Siegel (The Wrestler, Big Fan). No word on whether the gastropod version of Stefon will appear, but here’s hoping.


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