It was previously announced that Oscar Isaac will play the family patriarch, Gomez Addams.
Tony victor Bette Midler and Oscar victor and Tony nominee Allison Janney will voice the characters of Grandmama and Margaux Needler (Morticia's arch nemesis), respectively, in MGM's animated version of The Addams Family, according to Deadline.
The Addams Family follows the titular supernatural clan as they face-off against a sly reality-TV host (Janney) while also preparing for their an Addams-style extended family reunion. It will be executive produced by Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi and Joe Earley. CG Animation and digital visual effects production is underway in Vancouver at Cinesite Studios, one of the world's most highly respected independent digital entertainment companies. But beggars can't be choosers, and at least we are blessed with a scary good cast confirmed to include Charlize Theron (Morticia), Allison Janney (arch nemesis Margaux Needler), Bette Midler (Grandmama), Chloë Grace Moretz (Wednesday), Finn Wolfhard (Pugsley), and Nick Kroll (Uncle Fester).
"Conrad and Greg are masters of animation with the keen ability to create something both kids and their parents will enjoy for different reasons".
The Addams Family are a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them freakish or frightening.
The first look and voice cast show a lot of promise, but I still wish this were a live-action film.
The Addams Family originally debuted as a cartoon strip by Charles Addams, running in the pages of The New Yorker starting in 1938.
Mark Reilly and John Rocha sit down to talk about this casting news and if it excites them for this movie.
That's a cast boasting a whopping two Oscar winners, a two-time Oscar nominee, and of course, the dashing Oscar Isaac as Gomez.
The Addams Family will be distributed theatrically in the U.S.by MGM on October 11, 2019.