Warner Bros. Animation is making a new ‘Scooby-Doo’ feature film, based on the wildly popular brand, and we now have even more casting. Iain Armitage will play young Shaggy, while Mckenna Grace will portray young Daphne.
Armitage broke out with his role in HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies,’ which has its second season premiering June 9th. He then went on to star as the titular character in the CBS spin-off series ‘Young Sheldon.’ As for film, he was recently in Destin Daniel Cretton’s ‘The Glass Castle.’
Grace has been extremely sought out over the past few years, with several different projects under her belt at such a young age. Her most recent role was young Carol Danvers in Marvel Studios’ ‘Captain Marvel.’ She also got to play another younger version of a character in Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.’ Next, she has the upcoming installment in the Conjuring Universe: ‘Annabelle Comes Home,’ releasing June 28th, as well as Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters,’ releasing July 10, 2020.
The other cast members, and their roles, are below:
- Scooby-Doo: Frank Welker (‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You!,’ ‘Star Wars: Resistance’)
- Shaggy: Will Forte (‘The Last Man on Earth,’ ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’)
- Velma: Gina Rodriguez (‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘Carmen Sandiego’)
- Fred: Zac Efron (‘High School Musical,’ ‘The Greatest Showman’)
- Daphne: Amanda Seyfried (‘Mean Girls,’ ‘First Reformed’)
- Captain Caveman: Tracy Morgan (‘The Last O.G.,’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’)
- Dynomutt, Dog Wonder: Ken Jeong (‘Community,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’)
- Dee Dee Skyes: Kiersey Clemons (‘Dope,’ ‘Angie Tribeca’)
- Blue Falcon: Mark Wahlberg (‘Patriots Day,’ ‘All the Money in the World’)
- Dick Dastardly: Jason Isaacs (‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’)
Also, the premise of the movie is below:
“The story sees the Mystery Inc. gang join forces with other heroes of the Hanna-Barbera universe — including Blue Falcon, Captain Caveman and Dynomutt — to save the world from Dick Dastardly and his evil plans…and this time, we are told, the threat is real.”
Moreover, Tony Cervone is making his big screen debut, after helming several direct-to-video movies. However, of those films, he’s directed seven different ‘Tom and Jerry’ movies, as well as two ‘Scooby-Doo’ movies. Not only that, he has 39 episodes of ‘Duck Dodgers’ to his name.
Further, the screenplay is from Kelly Fremon Craig (‘The Edge of Seventeen’) and Matt Lieberman (‘The Christmas Chronicles’).
The film, currently under the title of ‘Scoob,’ has a date of May 15, 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter