The acclaimed Shakespearean actor will take on the role of a pile of excrement in The Emoji Movie, a new animated comedy.
The actor, known for his stage and screen work, will play Poop alongside Silicon Valley star TJ Miller, Broad City star Ilana Glazer and James Corden.
The plot follows an emoji born with multiple expressions who goes on an adventure in a teenager’s phone. The announcement of Stewart’s involvement was accompanied by news that Christopher Guest’s longtime collaborator Jennifer Coolidge and Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph will also voice characters in the film.
The film is being directed by Tony Leondis and among the script’s many writers is Mike White, whose work includes School of Rock and acclaimed HBO comedy Enlightened.
The teaser trailer was recently released to largely negative feedback online. The majority of its trailer uploads on YouTube are currently swayed by dislikes, with one featuring more than 11 times disapproval versus approval.
Stewart’s upcoming projects include a role in the new Wolverine movie Logan, comedy Wilde Wedding alongside Glenn Close and providing his voice for animated adventure Spark.
Credit: The Guardian
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