First Photo: “Emojimovie: Express Yourself”

Sony Pictures Animation have announced that Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden and Emmy nominee Ilana Glazer are joining the previously-announced T.J. Miller (“Deadpool”) to lead the cast of the animated comedy “Emojimovie: Express Yourself”.

The story unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions.

To celebrate the casting, Sony Pictures Animation has also released the first official photo from the film which you can see below. The movie is scheduled to hit cinemas on August 11th next year.