Last week we reported that Kristin Chenoweth was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and this week we’ve learnt that Chenoweth has been cast in the My Little Pony movie that due out in 2017. According to Entertainment Weekly, Chenoweth “will play a completely new character. The Mane Six is already accounted for: Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain and Ashleigh Ball.”
Lionsgate announced on Friday that they had reached an agreement with Hasbro to bring the world of My Little Pony to the film screen and to a new audience. Erik Feig, Lionsgate’s co-president released a statement about the news. “Meghan McCarthy and the My Little Pony cast are a very talented and cohesive team whom we’re happy to be working with and we’re excited about the addition of the very talented Kristin Chenoweth, as we explore new aspects of these characters and new story opportunities for the franchise.” It was also announced that McCarthy who was an executive producer on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, will write the screenplay for the new film and Jayson Theissen will direct the film.
Lionsgate’s CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that the company are also planning a film based on the board game Monopoly. He also revealed that both the Monopoly movie and the My Little Pony film “will be repeatable franchises,” which would assume that there are plans in place for sequels for each of these movies.
I wouldn’t consider myself the biggest My Little Pony fan while I was growing up, I think I was a bit busy pretending to watch Xena Warrior Princess or something but I do remember having one or two of the toys and I thought they were pretty cool. It is nice to know that someone who has worked on a previous My Little Pony project is working on the new movie because hopefully it will mean that the new film will stay loyal to the original story but manage to make the story interesting for the newer audience, and I also think that Kristin Chenoweth will be a brilliant addition to the cast. But we will have to wait in the coming months to hear more details about the story before its release next year.
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