Kristen Bell Joins Astro Boy

Kristen Bell will voice the lead female role in the CG-animated “Astro Boy” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety.

Bsed on the classic anime series and set in futuristic Metro City, the story follows a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist to replace the son he has lost.

Unable to fulfill the grieving father’s expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the man who had rejected him.

Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy and Freddie Highmore have already been cast in the project.