Sanluisobispo.com interviews Aristomenis Tsirbas, director of the 3D animated sci-fi/action-adventure feature film Battle for Terra. Here’s an excerpt with him discussing the voice cast:
I always wanted Brian Cox because he is such a tremendous voice actor. We wanted Evan Rachel Wood because I am a fan of her acting. Also she plays from the heart and we thought she would be appropriate for Mala. To our amazement, Brian Cox was the first person to show interest in the story. He signed onboard early. When that happened, a buzz started going around the acting community and other actors started to read the script. We got lucky because the people we really wanted responded positively to the script.
Battle for Terra opens in theaters Friday, May 1st, and features a tremendous voice cast that includes Chad Allen, Rosanna Arquette, Brian Cox, David Cross, Beverly D’Angelo, Jim Devoti, James Garner, Danny Glover, Mark Hamill, Phil LaMarr, Justin Long, Laraine Newman, Amanda Peet, Ron Perlman, Dennis Quaid, Danny Trejo, Luke Wilson, and Evan Rachel Wood. (And that’s not even the complete cast list!)