Aerosmith to present award on MTV Movie Awards, Steven Tyler to voice character in new animated film ‘Epic’
Aerosmith will be a part of this Sunday’s (June 3) MTV Movie Awards as presenters of the Generation Award to the one and only Johnny Depp.
Russell Brand will host the festivities, airing live at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheatre. Other highlights include: an exclusive clip of The Dark Knight Rises that will only be shown on MTV and will not be available online after the show as well as a performance by the Black Keys following the presentation to Depp.
Mike Fleming of Deadline.com has reported: 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have set its voice cast for ‘Epic, the new 3D CG-animated film by the makers of Ice Age and Rio. The film, which had been developed under the title Leafmen, will star Beyonce Knowles as Queen Tara, Colin Farrell as Ronin, The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson as Nod, Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, Johnny Knoxville as Mandrake, Aziz Ansari as Mub, rapper Pitbull as Bufo, Jason Sudeikis as Bomba, and Aerosmith and American Idol frontman Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu. Blake Anderson and Judah Friedlander are also in the cast.
The film is directed by Ice Age helmer Chris Wedge, with Lori Forte and Jerry Davis producing. It is described as a battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and evil. When a teenaged girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters to save that world, which in turn saves the real world. Epic will be released May 24, 2013.
This becomes the first movie project for Beyonce since she took time off for maternity leave. She is also attached to star in the Clint Eastwood-directed remake of A Star Is Born for Warner Bros.