Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) and Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) are welcoming Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan and Spotlight) and Taye Diggs (Murder in the First and Best Man Holiday) to the official cast of My Little Pony: The Movie. The two are the latest additions to theA-List ensemble cast of the film, which is slated for theatrical release on October 6, 2017
Schreiber and Diggs will both voice characters that are brand new to the franchise, joining the established “Mane 6” from the award-winning My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series on their first journey to the big screen. They will be joined by previously announced Golden Globe®-winning actress Emily Blunt (Into the Woods, Gnomeo & Juliet), Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning actress Kristen Chenoweth (Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie), Emmy Award®-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated actress Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Michael Pena (Ant-Man, The Martian).
Fan-favorite writer and producer for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Meghan McCarthy is penning the screenplay alongside Rita Hsiao. My Little Pony: The Movie is being produced by Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis for Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures with Jayson Theissen directing.