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Published: Wednesday June 18, 2014 MYT 2:40:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday June 18, 2014 MYT 4:21:45 PM

US actress Anna Kendrick takes on Troll duty

The trolls are making a comeback in a big (screen) way and the Pitch Perfect star is on board.

Dreamworks Animation has landed the star of Pitch Perfect for the first entry in what’s to become a revival of the Trolls toy franchise.

Popular during the 1960s and then relaunched in the 1990s, the collectible Troll dolls are being positioned for a comeback.

TV series Trollz might not have taken off, but directing the November 2016 animated film is Mike Mitchell of Shrek Forever After, box-office smash Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and 2015’s Spongebob Squarepants 2.

Anna Kendrick
Good Luck Rainbow Trolls 
It's a little worn out, but this pimped-out Good Luck Rainbow Troll from 1992 can be found on one of the desks at Star2. True story. 

Kendrick will play the part of a princess named Poppy, reports Variety. Chloe Moretz and Jason Schwartzman had been named in lead roles as part of a Dreamworks announcement in September 2012.

Musical films are no stranger to Twilight star Kendrick, who has booked Pitch Perfect 2 as a sequel to the 2012 success, as well as a co-starring role in Disney’s crossover musical fairy tale Into The Woods set for December 2014 and an adaptation of Off-Broadway hit musical The Last Five Years.

“She’ll inject Poppy with the exact mix of spirit, sass and song that will no doubt give a whole new life to the iconic Troll dolls,” said Mitchell. — AFP Relaxnews

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