Parks & Recreation star Ben Schwartz has been cast as Sonic in Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
The film will be a live-action hybrid and it is being directed by Jeff Fowler. Deadpool director Tim Miller is executive producing along with Toby Ascher and Neal H. Moritz. It will be based on the Sega video game franchise from 1991. The original game follows a hedgehog named Sonic who is on a mission to defeat Doctor Robotnik–a scientist who imprisons animals and digital games on electronic consoles.
Schwartz has a pretty good voice acting portfolio, currently voicing Dewey Duck on Disney Channel’s Duck Tales reboot, and will be Leonardo in Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also voices Rutabaga Rabitowitz in Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. He is also appearing alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in the comedy Night School, and he will star in a Showtime series produced by James Corden.
Sonic the Hedgehog is set to release November 15, 2019.
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