"Astro Boy" seems to have found its leading female voice in "Heroes" beauty Kristen Bell. The 28-year-old allegedly has been appointed to give voice to the female friend to the famous Japanese superhero robot created by manga guru Osamu Tezuka.
Detailed information about the character Bell will be voicing has yet to be shared. Nevertheless, the actress whose recent film credit include "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" has been listed among the previously announced voice cast of Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy.
To be directed by David Bowers using a script from Timothy Harris, "Astro Boy" follows a young robot invented to replace the late son of a brilliant scientist. Despite having incredible powers, he is unable to console the scientist's mourning heart and thus he embarks in a journey to find the place where he truly belongs. The animation film is expected to be released in 2009.