Benjamin Bratt Replaces Al Pacino as Villain in ‘Despicable Me 2’

Pic is set to bow July 2

Benjamin Bratt has come on to voice the villain in Universal and Illumination’s movie “Despicable Me 2,” replacing Al Pacino who left the project due to creative differences.

Sources say since it is an animated feature there shouldn’t be a problem re-recording the character with Bratt’s voice in time for the July 2 release.

Deadline Hollywood broke the news.

The creative team behind “Despicable Me” returns for the sequel, including directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, and screenwriters Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. The previous installment, which cost just $69 million to make, grossed $540 million worldwide.

Illumination founder Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy are producing.

The WME-repped Bratt was last seen in Summit’s “Snitch.”

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