Edge of Tomorrow and Sicario star Emily Blunt has boarded Lionsgate’s My Little Pony: The Movie to voice a new character.
Based on the lucrative Hasbro toy line, today’s announcement puts Blunt opposite Kristen Chenoweth in the animated adventure, best known for her roles across Glee and Broadway musical, Wicked. Pegged for a release in 2017, director Jayson Thiessen is to take point at the helm, working from a script produced by Meghan McCarthy, a regular to Ponyville having worked on the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic animated series.
Rooted in the rolling hills of Equestria, Lionsgate’s pitch for the adaptation has some yet-to-be-revealed dark force loom over their precious home, forcing Twilight Sparkle and her four-legged companions to embark on an adventure if they really are to ward off any evil.
Though the picture won’t grace screens until next year, Emily Blunt has two animations primed to release in 2016: Animal Crackers and Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes. Beyond that, the next 12 months will herald roles in fantasy prequel The Hunstman Winter’s War and hotly-anticipated thriller, The Girl on the Train, based on Paula Hawkins’ pulsing drama of the same name.
My Little Pony: The Movie, meanwhile, is set to trot into theaters on November 3, 2017.