'Project Runway' mentor joins cast of Col pic

Tim Gunn will make it work on the bigscreen, landing a live-action role in Columbia Pictures’ “The Smurfs Movie.”

The straight-shooting “Project Runway” mentor, known for the catchphrase “Make it work,” will play an exec assistant at a major cosmetic company.

He joins a cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara in live-action roles as well as Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, Alan Cumming, Jeff Foxworthy, Wolfgang Puck and Jonathan Winters lending their voices.

Raja Gosnell is helming the pic, which is shooting in New York.

Gunn, whose smallscreen credits include “Ugly Betty” and “How I Met Your Mother,” will be seen on the bigscreen next in “Sex and the City 2.”

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