“DC League of Super-Pets” has made the surprise announcement that Aussie TV staples Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown will join the cast alongside the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski and Keanu Reaves.
The duo will play “hapless guinea pigs” in the Australian version of the upcoming animated action-adventure film.
Brown will voice ‘Mark’, “a flying, flaming fire-breather, while Morris will play ‘Keith’, “a frozen rodent with ice in their veins”.
The film centres around ‘Krypto the Super-Dog’, voiced by Johnson, who shares powers and best friend status with his owner Superman.When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack to master their own new-found powers and help him rescue the superheroes.
Brown said it’s a dream to be involved in a DC film.
“As someone who already gives voices to just about every animal they meet, playing the role of a guinea pig with superpowers feels a lot more normal than it probably should,” the former frontman of television’s “Bondi Vet” said.
Morris, who already co-hosts “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here” alongside Brown, added: “Well, I’ve been described as super and been described as a pet but never in the same sentence. I could not be more thrilled to be part of this global extravaganza. How completely exciting to do it alongside my beloved Dr. arm in arm or paw in paw.”
“DC League of Super-Pets” is directed by Jared Stern, who was a writer and consultant on the “Lego” movies. He also co-wrote the screenplay with John Whittington. Along with Patricia Hicks, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and star Johnson, he will also act as producer on the film, while John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Nicholas Stoller, Allison Abbate, Chris Leahy, Sharon Taylor and Courtenay Valenti are executive producers.