Brian Cox has joined the cast of Chris Columbus' big-budged adventure comedy "Pixels".
Based on a 2010 Internet short by Patrick Jean, Adam Sandler stars as an aging video game champion who must defend the world from invading aliens who misinterpret video feeds from classic arcade games as a declaration of war.
They launch an attack on planet Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. Filming begins this month in Toronto.
Cox will play military heavyweight Admiral Porter in the film which also stars Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan.
Source: Heat Vision