Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen have joined the voice cast of Bron Animation's The Willoughbys, based on the 2010 book by Lois Lowry, Deadline reported. Ricky Gervais is the movie's narrator and an executive producer. The project is being written and directed by Kris Pearn, with Cory Evans co-directing, and is currently in pre-production.
Pearn previously worked on films at Sony, Dreamworks, Lucas/Disney and Aardman, with credits including head of story on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, co-director of Cloudy 2, story supervisor on Arthur Christmas. He also had credits on Surf's Up, Shawn the Sheep, Home and Pirates: Band of Misfits; and has been nominated twice for Annie Awards.