Rebel Wilson joins `Kung Fu Panda 3`

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2013, 10:05 AM IST

Los Angeles: `Bridesmaids` star Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of `Kung Fu Panda 3`.

The actress will join original cast members Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen and others to voice a character in the upcoming Dreamworks Animation caper, the Hollywood Reporter said.

`Breaking Bad` actor Bryan Cranston and `Casino Royale` star Mads Mikkelsen are also joining the project, which Dreamworks has revealed will follow Black`s loveable panda as he continues on his journey mastering the art of Kung Fu and noodle slurping.

Wilson has already lent her vocals to animated flick `Ice Age: Continental Drift` and Bryan previously voiced a character in `Madagascar 3: Europe`s Most Wanted`.

`Kung Fu Panda 2` director Jennifer Yuh Nelson will return to helm the feature, as will producer Melissa Cob, executive producer Guillermo Del Toro, co-producer Jeffrey Hermann and writers/co-producers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger.

The film is scheduled for a December 23, 2015 release and is set to be the first ever movie 20th Century Fox will co-produce with China-based Oriental DreamWorks.

The first two films in the franchise earned USD 1.3 billion at the global box office after their releases in 2008 and 2011 respectively.