Check Out Who’s Starring in the “Super Mario Bros.” Movie

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Chris Pratt at "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" premiere in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9714375cl)

One of Nintendo’s most beloved characters is hitting the silver screen and some big names are on board.

Unlike many other movies based on video games—including Sonic the Hedgehog which came out last year—Universal’s version of the Super Mario Bros. will be animated.

The film is only set for release at the end of next year, but it has already bagged quite an impressive cast.

Chris Pratt will lend his voice to the titular Italian plumber who finds himself having to fight off baddies in the Mushroom Kingdom. Charlie Day from Horrible Bosses will join the Avengers star as Mario’s brother Luigi as the pair try to save Princess Peach who will be voiced by The Queen’s Gambit star, Anya Taylor-Joy.

Every superhero movie needs a supervillain, and so Jack Black will play Bowser, while Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Sebastian Maniscalco will also feature. 

The games begin on December 21, 2022.