'Ice Age' 4 casts Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner
Wednesday 27 April 2011
The fourth installment of the computer-animated hit film franchise,
Ice Age: Continental Drift, has signed a stellar cast with the latest additions of pop singer Jennifer Lopez and Oscar winner Jeremy Renner (
The Hurt Locker), it was announced April 26.
Returning for the upcoming film are Queen Latifah and comic actors Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo.
New to the cast are hip hop star Drake, comedian Aziz Ansari and comic actress Wanda Sykes ( Rio, Evan Almighty).
The first three Ice Age films have grossed $2 billion. In this latest installment, Manny, Diego, and Sid are separated from the rest of the herd after a cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. They use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest to find the others and encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates.
In this story, Lopez will play Shira, a saber-toothed cat who melts the heart of Diego. Renner will portray Gutt, a self-styled master of the high seas.
A Christmas television special is also in the works, plus a mobile game and online game.
Ice Age: Continental Drift hits theaters on July 13, 2012.
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