Pratt, Arnett unite as 'Lego' heroes
EXCLUSIVE: Auds won’t have to wait for JUSTICE LEAGUE to see Warner Bros.’ two marquee superheroes share the bigscreen, as both Batman and Superman will be characters in the studio’s LEGO movie, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. The CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing LEGO: THE PIECE OF RESISTANCE, which is a hybrid of live-action and Lego-based animation. Casting is currently underway, as Chris Pratt is set to voice the pic’s lead character, while Will Arnett will voice the role of Lego Batman. Helmers are courting Channing Tatum to voice Superman, though he has not committed due to his busy schedule. Pratt will play Emmet, an ordinary, law-abiding, Lego mini-figure who is mistaken for the most extraordinary MasterBuilder. He’s drafted into a fellowship of strangers on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together. In November, Warners brought on Chris McKay to serve as co-director under Lord and Miller. Project, which was greenlit late last year, is skedded for release on Feb. 28, 2014.