Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Animated for The Guardians
12.04.09 by BJSprecher
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has played a wide variety of roles during his career, from a drug-addicted teenager in The Basketball Diaries to the visionary industrialist Howard Hughes in The Aviator. Now, the three-time Academy Award-nominated actor is preparing to add a completely different type of character to his impressive resume by starring in his first-ever animated feature.
A recent DreamWorks press release has been announced that DiCaprio will lend his voice to the character of Jack Frost in The Guardians (working title), a feature-length animated film based on The Guardians of Childhood series of books by William Joyce. The DreamWorks release included a brief synopsis of the movie's plot.
When an evil spirit called Pitch becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, a group of our greatest heroes — Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost — band together for the first time, determined to stand in Pitch's way. More than a collection of storybook subjects, "The Guardians" are also a band of superheroes, who possess their own special powers. Now joined in opposition of a common foe, the Guardians heed the call and combine their powers to defeat Pitch and protect the world from his campaign of fear.
The Guardians is being produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein, with Peter Ramsey directing. No other cast announcements have been made.
While no official images accompanied the DreamWorks press release, the movie site SlashFilm has posted a "concept rendering" of DiCaprio's character.