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Animated Epic '9' Sets All-Star Voice Cast

March 22nd, 2007 12:23pm EDT
Elijah WoodAn all-star cast will provide voices for the main characters in the animated epic 9, which is currently in production for Focus Features. Elijah Wood will voice the title role of 9. Joining him are Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and John C. Reilly.

Scripted by Pamela Pettler, 9 is being produced by Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, and Jim Lemley. 9 is a feature-length expansion of Mr. Acker's short film of the same name. The action-packed tale takes place in a world parallel to our own, in which the very legacy of humanity is threatened.

A community of fully mobile rag dolls living a post-apocalyptic existence find one of their own, 9 (Wood), displaying leadership qualities that may help them to survive. The conflicted but resilient community includes 1 (Plummer), a domineering war veteran; 2 (Landau), an aged inventor; 5 (Reilly), a stalwart mechanic; 6 (Glover), a visionary and artist; and 7 (Connelly), a brave warrior.