Actor Tom Cavanagh, a veteran of cancelled shows like Ed and Trust Me, and comedian T.J. Miller (Carpoolers) are adding the upcoming Yogi Bear movie to their resumes.
The actors are the latest thespians to join the cast of the live-action adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera character Yogi Bear. They’re joining Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd, and Justin Timberlake who’ve already signed onto the movie project.
As previously reported, Aykroyd and Timberlake will be voicing CGI versions of Yogi and his pal, Boo-Boo. Faris will be playing a documentary filmmaker who comes to Jellystone Park to shoot a film. Cavanagh will play a live-action version of Ranger Smith, Yogi’s longtime nemesis. Ranger Smith and Faris’ character will share a romantic relationship.
T.J. Miller will be playing another park ranger by the name of Jones. The actor supposedly auditioned for the role twice and decided to create his own test reel with a real bear to prove his commitment. In the clip, he seems to be reading from the script. Take a look.
What do you think? Does this casting news make you any more or less inclined to see the Yogi Bear feature?