Deadline.com is reporting that Beyoncé will star as Queen Tara in the animated 20th Century Fox film Epic. Brought to the screen by the makers of Ice Age and Rio, it's the story of a teenage girl who is magically transported to a secret universe and she must band together with a team of colorful misfits to help her save the world.
Rounding out Epic’s voicecast is rapper Pitbull as Bufo, Colin Farrell, who plays Ronin, Amanda Seyfried as Mary Katherine, Jackass alum Johnny Knoxville, who voices Mandrake, Aziz Ansari as Mub and Aerosmith and American Idol judge Steven Tyler as Nim Galuu.
This marks the first movie project for Beyoncé since her maternity leave. Epic is due in theaters May 24, 2013.
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