The Addams Family is back, and spookier than ever! Last October we reported that the directors of Sausage Party and Shrek 2 were bringing America’s favorite family of fiends back from the dead in a new animated feature film. After months of speculation, MGM studios along with their partner Cinesite Studios revealed for the first time today the upcoming film’s full voice cast along with our first look at the animated Addams Family.
Remember a few months back when that fan made Addams Family poster featuring Oscar Isaac (Annihalation, Ex Machina) set the internet aflame with Addams fever? Well it turns out that the folks at MGM sure remembered, as the Star Wars hero leads the cast as family patriarch Gomez Addams. Joining Isaac is Academy Award winning actress Charlize Theron (Mad Max Fury Road, Monster) as goth idol and feminist icon Morticia Addams. Rounding out voice cast are Broadway legend Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus, Beaches) as Grandmama, Nick Kroll (The League, Big Mouth) as Uncle Fester, Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In, If I Stay) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It) as the sadistic siblings Wednesday and Puglsey Addams. There’s still no word on whether Cousin It will appear in the new film or who would voice him if he does. My money’s on Brad “The Vanisher” Pitt. (#Pitt4It, let’s get this trending!)
While details remain sparse this early in production, the film is set to follow the Addams family’s struggle against a duplicitous reality-TV host while also preparing their macabre mansion for an extended family celebration. As for the newly revealed character designs, I am digging them! While quite different from both the 1964 live action show and the 1990’s Hanna-Barbera cartoon (whose theme songs you almost certainly have stuck in your head right now), this new take on the Addams brood is decidedly old school. Whether this adaptation lives up to it’s esteemed pedigree remains to be seen, but this Horror Writer has his fingers ready to snap.
The Addams Family hits theaters nationwide October 11th, 2019