February 28, 2014
Directors: Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street)
|Pratt leads the animated 3D adventure as a rather ordinary minifig named Emmet. Somehow, this “perfectly average” fellow gets mistaken for a powerful Master Builder, and Emmet finds himself recruited to help defeat the evil overlord President Business. Ferrell will play that villain, a megalomaniacal CEO with personal issues. Carrying out his nefarious orders will be Taken star Neeson, who plays henchman Bad Cop.|
Offerman and Larson, meanwhile will be on the side of good. Offerman is set to voice a pirate seeking revenge against President Business, which leads me to believe Lord and Miller are big fans of Ron Swanson’s recurring pirate costume on Parks & Recreation. Larson’s character description is vaguer. Deadline describes her as a teammate of Emmet’s with “a powerful secret,” while The Film Stage adds that her name is Lisa and that she has some sort of connection to Batman (voiced by Arnett).
As previously reported, Freeman will play a character named Vitruvius. Banks’ part has not been revealed at this time.