CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- James Corden and Ilana Glazer have signed on to co-star with T.J. Miller in next summer's animated comedy Emojimovie: Express Yourself.
"Over 6 billion emojis are texted every day, and emojis have become a universal language that transcends age and culture. The power of emojis is that they allow you to express yourself in a fast and very fun way, and that is what our movie is about: self expression," Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation, said in a statement. "We are very lucky to have some of the smartest and funniest actors today bringing their unique voices to this movie."
"Hi-5 is a high-five emoji who is a highly motivated, and highly dramatic, hand on a mission (sorry), and the brilliantly versatile, ebullient and always lovable James Corden fits this part like a glove (sorry again). For the rebel 'break all the codes' computer programmer emoji Jailbreak, Ilana Glazer is the kind of singularly free-spirited, fearless and funny actress to make girls really feel the empowered 'nobody's gonna keep me in a cage' attitude this character exudes. And, of course, T.J. Miller has proven himself to be one of the most genuinely inventive comedic actors around, uniquely capable of connecting and who can convey just about any expression-and often does!" added director Anthony Leondis.