Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel, Justin Long and Seann William Scott are providing the lead voices to New Line Cinema’s first 3-D CG-animated feature “Planet 51” reports the trades.
The $60 million film revolves around a group of residents on the eponymous planet who live in an innocent world right out of the 1950s, complete with the paranoia that they will be overrun by alien invaders.
Johnson will play astronaut Capt. Charles “Chuck” Baker, who arrives from Earth and confirms their worst fears. He’s forced to avoid capture so he can find his spaceship and return home.
Long will voice Lem, the local who Chuck befriends. Biel will voice Neera, the film’s female protagonist and Lem’s love interest. Scott will voice Lem’s sidekick, Skiff.
Joe Stillman (“Shrek,” “Shrek 2”) penned the script, Jorge Blanco is directing, and Javier Abad and Marcos Martinez co-direct. A July 24th 2009 release is being targeted.