AceShowbiz - The new "Scooby-Doo" movie has found its Fred and Daphne. Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried have been cast in the upcoming animated movie, which is now called "Scoob!", from Warner Bros Animation Group.
According to Deadline, Efron and Seyfried will lend their voices to Fred and Daphne respectively. The two's additions round out the main voice cast of the pic, which has previously tapped Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez and Tracy Morgan as the voice of Shaggy, Velma and Captain Caveman, respectively. Meanwhile, Frank Welker will reprise the voice of Scoob after voicing the hound in the 1969-1970 series "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!".
The upcoming movie will see the Mystery Inc gang teaming up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly. Tony Cervone is on board as director with the script provided by Matt Lieberman.
Chris Columbus, Pam Coats and Allison Abbate are producing, while Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Dan Povenmire and Adam Sztykiel serve as executive producers. The movie is scheduled to open in U.S. theaters on May 15, 2020.
Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears as an animated series, "Scooby-Doo" has spanned various animated series, TV movies, comic books and two live-action films, 2002's "Scooby-Doo" and 2004's "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed", starring Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, Linda Cardellini as Velma and Neil Fanning as the voice of Scooby-Doo.
Efron, best known for his portrayal of Troy Bolton in the "High School Musical" franchise, recently returned to his musical root with his role in 2017's hit "The Greatest Showman". He will next be seen in Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum", starring opposite Matthew McConaughey. He also lands a lead role of Ted Bundy in "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile".
As for Seyfried, the actress reprised her role as Sophie Sheridan in 2018's "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again". The 33-year-old, whose prominent feature film credits include her roles in "Mean Girls", "Dear John" and "Les Miserables", has filmed upcoming comedy drama "The Art of Racing in the Rain" due out in September of this year and psychological horror flick "You Should Have Left" from Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions.