Hader, Faris spice up ‘Meatballs’

Caan, Samberg, Mr. T round out 3-D project

Bill Hader and Anna Faris have signed on to voice the lead characters of Sony Pictures Animation’s “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.”

James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T and Tracy Morgan round out the voice cast for the 3-D project, which is set for release Jan. 15, 2010.

Based on the bestselling children’s book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett, story is set in a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

Hader will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone’s life. Faris takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior.

Film is written and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Pam Marsden is producing.

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