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April 2005
Wanda Sykes News

Sykes joins Bruce Willis in animation feature.
In speaking to screenwriter Karey Kirkpatrick recently at a press junket to promote his latest venture, HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, he mentioned that Wanda Sykes will be in his next film, his directorial debut, OVER THE HEDGE.
Already mentioned were Bruce Willis and Garry Shandling, but besides Sykes, Kirkpatrick said that the following will also be in the film: Nick Nolte, Catherine O'Hara, William Shatner, Steve Carell, Eugene Levy, and Avril Lavigne, who's making her big screen debut playing William Shatner's daughter.
In the animated film, "Over the Hedge," Bruce Willis will voice the mischievous con-artist raccoon R.J., and Garry Shandling will be the voice of the sensitive turtle named Verne. When R.J., Verne and their woodland friends find a suburban housing development encroaching on their forest home, Verne's first instinct is to retreat into his shell and leave, but the ever-opportunistic R.J. sees a treasure trove to be had from his unsuspecting new neighbors. Together, Verne and R.J. form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with -- and even exploit -- this strange new world called suburbia.

OVER THE HEDGE is a Dreamworks Pictures release scheduled to come out on May 19, 2006.




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