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Thesps bear down on ‘Yogi’

Faris, Aykroyd, Timberlake in talks for film

Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake are heading to Jellystone Park as part of Warner Bros.’ live-action/CG animated “Yogi Bear.”

Donald De Line and Karen Rosenfelt are producing and Eric Brevig (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”) is directing from a script by Brad Copeland.

Shooting’s expected to start in New Zealand next month.

Faris is in negotiations to portray a documentary filmmaker in “Yogi.” She recently voiced a role in “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and toplined “The House Bunny.”

Aykroyd is in negotiations to voice Yogi and Timberlake’s in talks to voice Boo-Boo, Yogi’s sidekick.

Yogi’s character, inspired by Art Carney’s portrayal of Ed Norton on “The Honeymooners,” first appeared in Hanna-Barbera cartoons in 1958 and was voiced by Daws Butler.

DeLine exec Andrew Haas is exec producing. Original script for “Yogi” was penned by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia.

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