Molly Shannon and Steve Buscemi to play Werewolves in Upcoming Film
The two have been signed on to voice a werewolf couple in Hotel Transylvania, a 3D family comedy set in a resort for monsters, Sony Pictures Animation announced.
“Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.”
Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon will play Wayne and Wanda, a pair of married, harried werewolves, parents to an ever-increasing litter of pups, who are looking forward to their family vacation at the hotel.
The lead in the film is, of course, Dracula, who will be played by Adam Sandler. The role of his daughter, Mavis, was originally given to Miley Cyrus, but now Selena Gomez has taken over the part instead. Also confirmed to join the cast: Kevin James will play Frank – also known as Frankenstein – with Fran Drescher voicing Eunice, his in-your-face, over-the-top, and larger-than-life Bride. David Spade plays Quasimodo, once the hunchback of Notre Dame and now a crazy, passionate gourmet chef always looking for his next piece de resistance. Cee Lo Green is also joining the cast as Murray, a boisterous Mummy, once entertainer to the great Pharaohs, now the life of the party, and always feeling the urge to let loose and sing. Finally, Andy Samberg will voice the role of Jonathan, a 21-year-old regular guy, carefree and full of life, whose world travels land him at the Hotel.
That’s a hell of a line up. Lots of big names in this movie.
Being the giant cartoon-obsessed chick I am, I am pretty geeked about Hotel Transylvania. I love kid movies, especially ones with all sorts of supernatural beasties. Vampires may be the stars of this upcoming movie, but with Molly and Steve as the werewolves, they’re definitely going to steal every scene they’re in.
This film is currently slated for a September release.
What do you think? Will you check out Hotel Transylvania?
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