Ben Schwartz to Voice SONIC THE HEDGEHOG in New Movie

Ben Schwartz to Voice SONIC THE HEDGEHOG in New Movie

Ben Schwartz is set to voice Sonic the Hedgehog in the new Paramount Pictures' movie of the same name, according to Variety.

The film, a live-action hybrid, will also star James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey.

Leading the movie is Jeff Fowler, who received an Oscar nomination for his 2005 animated short "Gopher Broke." Neal H. Moritz is producing with Tim Miller executive producing, along with Toby Ascher.

Sonic the Hedgehog has a release date of November 15, 2019. The project was in the works at Sony, but the when Sony let its film rights lapse, Paramount picked up the project.

Sega launched the Sonic game in 1991 and has sold more than 360 million copies to date. The game features a hedgehog named Sonic on a quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik, a scientist who has imprisoned animals in robots and stolen magical Chaos Emeralds.

Schwartz is currently voicing Dewey Duck on Disney Channel's reboot of "Duck Tales" and will voice Leonardo in Nickelodeon's "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Read the original article on Variety.

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