Samberg & Daniels Are Chimps

Andy Samberg, Jeff Daniels, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Patrick Warburton will voice characters in the CG-animated comedy “Space Chimps” for Vanguard Animation and 20th Century Fox reports the trades.

Samberg will play Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut sent into space. Seeking to capitalize on the Ham family name, a senator (Tucci) recruits Ham III to travel through a black hole to a planet where he and his simian colleagues (Hines, Warburton) help rid the local aliens of an evil leader (Daniels).

Chenoweth will play a helpful alien, and Thompson will play Ham III’s mentor. Kirk DeMicco (“Racing Stripes”) writes & directs the film which Barry Sonnenfeld produces. Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart will compose the score, with additional music and sound design by the Blue Man Group.