Julia Roberts has been hired to lead to voice cast for Warner Bros. and Playtones production of ANT BULLY, directed by JIMMY NEUTRON creator John Davis, reports VARIETY. The cast also includes Zach Tyler, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Giamatti, Alan Cumming, Cheri Oteri and Ricardo Montalban. Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce along with Davis and his DNA Prods.
The film is based on the illustrated children's book by John Nickle. It follows a mischievous boy who menaces an ant colony, but rethinks his actions when hes shrunk to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the colony.