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Oscar Issac in talks to voice Gomez for animated Addams Family

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A couple months ago, we learned that SAUSAGE PARTY co-director Conrad Vernon is set to direct an animated feature about THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Now we know when MGM and Annapurna Pictures intend to release the film: it's scheduled to reach theatres on October 11, 2019

An October release seems like the perfect time for this one, although this particular date will put THE ADDAMS FAMILY up against the ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? film.

Along with the release date announcement comes word that an actor is in talks to join the project: Oscar Isaac may be providing the voice of Addams patriarch Gomez. That casting works for me. I can imagine Isaac playing Gomez in live action, so it's fitting that he provide the character's voice in animation.

The reveal that Isaac may become an Addams also comes at the perfect time, since the actor has a role in the newly released blockbuster STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

Pamela Pettler has written the screenplay for the animated film, which has received a polish from Matt Lieberman.

The Addams family began their macabre life as single-panel gag illustrations by cartoonist Charles Addams that appeared primarily in the New Yorker. Their popularity led to the Addams Family becoming a television show in the 1960s that starred John Astin and Carolyn Jones as well as an animated series in the early 1970s. The family enjoyed a revival in the early 1990s with a pair of movies that starred Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christina Ricci.

The premise revolved around Gomez and Morticia Addams and their children named Wednesday and Pugsley. Also in the household were Uncle Fester and Grandmama, plus their imposing butler Lurch, the disembodied hand Thing, and Cousin Itt.

Vernon is producing THE ADDAMS FAMILY with The Jackal Group's Gail Berman and Alex Schwartz. Kevin Miserocchi and Andrew Mittman serve as executive producers.

The film's computer generated animated is being provided by Cinesite Studios.

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Source: Variety

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