DreamWorks fires up ‘Dragon’ cast

Butler, Ferrera, Hill, Baruchel join animated pic

Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and Christopher Mintz-Plasse will voice “How to Train Your Dragon” for DreamWorks Animation.

Peter Hastings will helm the feature toon, and Bonnie Arnold is producing.

Comic adventure is set in a mythical world and centers on a scrawny teenage Viking who must capture and subdue a wild dragon. Story is based on the book by Cressida Cowell.

Project marks the second film the studio will produce in Ultimate 3-D; the first is “Monsters vs. Aliens.” “Dragon” is slated for a domestic release on March 26, 2010.

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