Netflix has announced key cast members for their upcoming stop motion animated supernatural family film – WENDELL & WILD! The film is directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and is co-written by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) and Selick. The voice cast includes Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, and more. Get more details on the cast announcement down below.
From The Press Release
NETFLIX REVEALS THE TERRIFYINGLY TALENTED CAST OF
HENRY SELICK’S STOP-MOTION ANIMATED FILM CO-WRITTEN WITH JORDAN PEELE COMES TO NETFLIX THIS FALL!
Wendell & Wild
Directed by: Academy Award®-nominee Henry Selick
Written by: Henry Selick & Academy Award ®-winner Jordan Peele
Producers: Henry Selick, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw
Executive Producers: Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group, Kamil Oshundara, Ian Cooper for Monkeypaw
Music by: Academy Award ®-nominee Bruno Coulais (Les Choristes)
Cast: Emmy award winning Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) as Wild, Academy Award ®-winner Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) as Wendell, as well as Lyric Ross (This Is Us), Angela Bassett (Black Panther), James Hong (Kung Fu Panda), Tamara Smart (A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting), Natalie Martinez (The Twilight Zone), Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves), Gabrielle Dennis, Igal Naor, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young (Never Have I Ever), Sam Zelaya, Seema Virdi, Gary Gatewood, and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction)
From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) – who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot – a tough teen with a load of guilt – to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion.