Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
  • UPDATE!

    News/ 

    Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met Smurfette

    Smurf, Neil Patrick Harris Monty Brinton/CBS

    Neil Patrick Harris is feeling smurfy, folks.

    The How I Met Your Mother star has confirmed he will essay the lead in Sony's Smurfs: The Movie, a live-action/CGI-animated flick based on the classic 'toon series. Harris will be part of the "live-action" half of the equation. Shooting starts next month, during his HIMYM hiatus, on the first of a planned trilogy of movies.

    Given his Broadway chops, we're hoping he joins the little blue beings for a rousing "Tra la la la la la" theme song.

    Joining Harris will be legendary funnyman Jonathan Winters, still going strong at age 84, as Papa Smurf, along with George Lopez (Grouchy) and Alan Cumming (Gutsy). Katy Perry is in talks to voice Smurfette.

    And lest anyone think Doogie is slumming it with Brainy, Papa, Smurfette and the rest of the mushroom-dwelling set, Harris took to his Twitter page to defend trumpet his role.

    "I'll do my smurfiest to represent well," the 36-year-old thesp tweeted, before responding to a question: "Why? Smurfs are rad."

    ________

    While NPH gets his smurf on, get all your other casting news in E! Online's Casting Couch gallery.

    RELATED VIDEOS:

    FROM AROUND THE WEB
    MORE ON EONLINE
    Most Read
    Khloe Kardashian, French Montana

    Hercules Premiere

    Dwayne Johnson, Mariah Carey & more stars hit the red carpet