Chuck Star Levi In “Chipmunks” Sequel

Zachary Levi (NBC’s “Chuck”) has been cast opposite the computer-generated singing rodents of “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” for Fox 2000 says The Hollywood Reporter.

Levi will play the cousin of Jason Lee’s character and gets tangled up with the tiny animated threesome. Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney again will provide the chipmunks’ voices.

Also new to the franchise will be the Chipmunks’ rivals, the Chipettes — Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor — who were introduced in the 1980s animated TV series.

Betty Thomas is directing the follow-up, whie Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and Janice Karman are producing.