Orion Pictures announced that Mark Hamill has been cast as the voice of Chucky in CHILD’S PLAY.
The legendary actor stars alongside Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry in a contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic that follows Karen Plaza, a single mother who gifts her son Andy Bateman a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have an icon creating a new take on an iconic character.
“Mark is a gifted actor and celebrated vocal performer, and he’s approached this challenge with incredible energy and commitment.”
Hamill is known for portraying one of the most iconic characters in film, ‘Luke Skywalker’ in George Lucas’ original “Star Wars” trilogy.
Audiences can currently watch Hamill in the second season of History’s “Knightfall” and he will appear in Disney’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” which will be released this December.
Child’s Play, the 1988 film, grossed over $44 million worldwide on a $9 million budget and spawned one of the most recognizable and successful horror characters of all time with its psychotic killer doll, Chucky.
CHILD’S PLAY will be release in Malaysia on June 20, 2019.