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Sedaris, Oteri, Idle And More Join "Shrek" Sequel Cast

ShrekDreamWorks Animation has added more big names to the cast of characters set to appear in "Shrek the Third," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Amy Sedaris of "Strangers With Candy" and "Saturday Night Live" alumni Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cheri Oteri are all joining the cast. They will lend their voices as the "elite, ninja-like strike force of fairy tale princesses" of Cinderella (Sedaris), Snow White (Poehler), Rapunzel (Rudolph), and Sleeping Beauty (Oteri).

In "Shrek the Third," Shrek - who doesn't want to take the throne as the next King in the land of Far, Far Away - sets off to bring back the rightful heir (Artie) after King Harold (played by John Cleese) falls ill. With Shrek away, Fiona's jilted Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) storms the city with an army of fairy tale villains to seize the throne. However, Princess Fiona has organized her merry band of princesses to fend off the coup d'etat.

Other recent additions to the cast include Ian McShane ("Deadwood") as Captain Hook, John Krasinski ("The Office") as Sir Lancelot and "Monty Python" veteran Eric Idle as Merlin the Magician.

The film's main roles again will be voiced by Mike Myers (Shrek), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Eddie Murphy (Donkey) and Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots). Justin Timberlake will voice Artie (aka King Arthur).

"Shrek the Third" is set for release May 18, 2007. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on July 13, 2006 11:15 PM
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