(CNN) — Chris Pratt is set to voice Garfield.
Pratt will play the lazy orange cat in a new animated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.READ MORE: Wingstop Could Soon Raise Its Own Chickens
Pratt also shared a copy of Garfield on Instagram captioned, “Well this Monday doesn’t suck.”
Previously, Bill Murray had voiced the cat in “Garfield: The Movie” and “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.”
Garfield creator Jim Davis will serve as an executive producer.READ MORE: New Little Free Libraries Installed In City Of Tampa Parks
Pratt will also play another iconic character and is set to voice Mario in the “Mario” movie set for release in 2022.
Some “Garfield” fans had typically cat-like reactions to the casting choice.
One took to Twitter to write, “guys it’s like you don’t even understand how Hollywood WORKS. the way casting works is they start with rhymes.”
Another joked about how many ventures Pratt is attached to, writing, “In the beginning, animated movies starring Chris Pratt were spaced by 24 weeks, then 12, then six, then every two weeks. The last one, with Garfield, was a week. In four days, we could be seeing new casting announcements every eight hours, until they’re coming every four minutes.”MORE NEWS: Target Posts A Drop In Profit. Stock Plunges
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