Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi and Joe Manganiello will lend their voices to Smurfs: The Lost Village, Sony Pictures Animation’s sequel set for March 2017. McBrayer (30 Rock) will play the sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy, who’s forever trying his best and missing the mark; Pudi (Community) is book-smart and geek-proud Brainy, who’s long on knowledge but short on interpersonal skills; and Manganiello (True Blood) is the strong and super-positive Hefty, a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex. Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin star. McBrayer is repped by UTA; Pudi is with UTA, Velocity Entertainment and attorney Bruce Gellman; and Manganiello is repped by CAA, William Choi and Myman Greenspan.
Betty Gabriel has joined the cast of Get Out, the horror thriller from writer-directer Jordan Peele of Key & Peele fame. Plot details are under wraps, but the pic centers on a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate. No details on Gabriel’s character. Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Caleb Landry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Lil Rel Howery also are set for the film from QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions. Gabriel’s credits in Experiementer, this summer’s Blumhouse sequel The Purge: Election Year and the upcoming feature Beyond Skyline. She is repped by Generate and Greene & Associates