"Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Katy Perry and Alan Cumming are joining Neil Patrick Harris in Sony's live-action/animated The Smurfs.
The 84-year-old Winters, who voiced multiple characters on the long-running Hanna-Barbera cartoon version of "Smurfs," will play Papa Smurf. [Pop rock star] Perry is in talks to portray Smurfette, [Son of the Mask's] Alan Cumming is taking on Gutsy Smurf and [comedian/talk-show host] George Lopez is onboard as Grouchy Smurf.
Harris will play the lead live-action character.
Raja Gosnell is directing the Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation film from a screenplay by David N. Weiss & J. David Stem and Jay Sherick & David Ronn."
Wow. I didn't know Jonathan Winters was still alive. I saw his guest appearance on "The New Scooby-Doo Movies" yesterday of him and Maude Frickert. I could most definitely see him be the voice of Papa Smurf.
I can't see George Lopez be Grouchy. Not cause of the voice but I just can't plain see Lopez himself be grouchy.
KATY PERRY. PERFECT CASTING. AS SMURFETTE. HOT HOT HOT!!!
Not a huge fan of Neil Patrick Harris
or Alan Cumming
but they're funny I suppose. Now, if only they could get Danny Goldman to come back to play Brainy Smurf. Maybe Matthew McConaughey as Farmer Smurf.
"Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons') will voice evil sorcerer Gargamel in Sony's The Smurfs.
The magazine also says that Jayma Mays ('Glee') will play the pregnant wife to Neil Patrick Harris' character. The film centers on the happy expectant couple's lives being turned upside-down upon meeting these blue creatures. The movie will take place in New York City's Central Park and is set to begin production next month."
So wait, Gargamel is animated? Neil Patrick Harris has a wife?
"Neil Patrick Harris confirmed on Twitter that Gargamel won't be animated, the character will be live action. 'Hank Azaria will be PLAYING Gargamel for the Smurfs film, not just providing a voice. He'll be live action. Perfect casting, can't wait!'"