Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris and Dan Aykroyd are in talks to star in the “Yogi Bear” feature film for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Faris will play a nature documentarian who follows the antics of a bear in fictional Jellystone Park.
Aykroyd will voice Yogi, and Timberlake is in talks to play either Ranger Smith or the voice of Yogi’s companion, Boo Boo. The project will fuse live-action and CG animation ala “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Garfield”.
Eric Brevig directs from a script polished by Brad Copeland, while Donald De Line and Karen Rosenfelt are producing. Filming kicks off in New Zealand in December.