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Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon Join Animated ‘Spark’

Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon have taken voice roles in the 3D animated comedy “Spark,” joining Jessica Biel and Jace Norman.

“Spark” is directed by Aaron Woodley for ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover Co. and Gulfstream Pictures, which teamed on “The Nut Job.”

It’s the first time Swank has been cast for her voice in an animated feature. She’ll voice a noble queen, and Sarandon will voice a nanny robot.

The story follows a teenage monkey, Spark; a battle-ready fox; and a tech-savvy warthog as they embark on a mission to take back their planet from a power-mad general. The film is currently in production with plans for a 2016 release.

The film is produced by ToonBox and Redrover, in association with Gulfstream Pictures, which is handling U.S. sales. Executive producers are Hong Kim, Jay HJ Ahn and Daniel Woo and Gulfstream Pictures’ Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.

Redrover is fully financing.

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