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Smurfs are falling into place around star Neil Patrick Harris for the upcoming movie based on the much loved cartoon/toy line.
Alan Cumming, George Lopez and Katy Perry have been cast as Gutsy, Grumpy and Smurfette, respectively, reports Variety.
Shooting will take place during "How I Met Your Mother"'s upcoming hiatus, with Harris cast in the lead of "Smurfs: The Movie," according to Deadline Hollywood. The film will be a hybrid of live action and CGI, with Harris' character being the former.
The new film version is about "a first-time expectant mother faced with juggling both an overworked husband and, ultimately, a household full of Smurfs," according to Worst Previews.
This would lead one to think that NPH will play the overworked husband, which would be a shame, because his talents would be perfectly suited to the role of the evil, Smurf-hating Gargamel, who wants nothing more than to either eat Smurfs or use them to make gold.
The casting of Gargamel will make or break this production.