Samuel L. Jackson to play Garfield's father as he joins cast of animated film - petsitterbank

Samuel L. Jackson to play Garfield’s father as he joins cast of animated film

Samuel L. Jackson to play Garfield’s father as he joins cast of animated film starring Chris Pratt as the iconic cat

Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of Garfield.

The 73-year-old actor will voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating cat’s father Vic, a new character created for the upcoming movie, according to Deadline.

The movie, which will be based on the comic strip of the same name, already stars Chris Pratt as the iconic feline.

Signing on: Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of Garfield, according to Deadline; he is seen in 2019

Jackson will voice the new character alongside Pratt’s take on Garfield in a movie based on a script written by David Reynolds, with director Mark Dindal at the helm.

Sony Pictures will distribute the flick globally, besides China, with the Garfield comic’s creator Davis serving as executive producers.

Cartoonist Jim Davis first created the loveable ginger cat for a comic in 1978, and the titular character was joined by owner Jon Arbuckle and his pet dog Odie.

The mischievous kitty made his big-screen debut in the live-action/animated 2004 film Garfield, in which he was voiced by Bill Murray.

Trying something out: The 73-year-old actor will voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating cat's father Vic, a new character created for the upcoming movie, which stars Chris Pratt in the lead role

Trying something out: The 73-year-old actor will voice the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating cat’s father Vic, a new character created for the upcoming movie, which stars Chris Pratt in the lead role

Nice touch: The mischievous kitty made its big-screen debut in the live-action/animated 2004 film Garfield, in which he was voiced by Bill Murray

Nice touch: The mischievous kitty made its big-screen debut in the live-action/animated 2004 film Garfield, in which he was voiced by Bill Murray

The performer reprized his role in the movie’s sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, which was released two years later.

Murray later joked about his work on the movie in the film Zombieland, in which he listed his participation in the project as one of his fictional regrets.

Garfield has also been featured in numerous video games and three separate television series.

Pratt is no stranger to voice acting, having already voiced Barley Lightfoot in Disney Pixar’s Onward and Emmett in The Lego Movie. It was also previously announced Pratt is set to voice Mario in the new Super Mario Bros movie.

Back for more: The performer reprized his role in the movie's sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, which was released two years later

Back for more: The performer reprized his role in the movie’s sequel, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, which was released two years later

Could be worse: Murray later joked about his work on the movie in the film Zombieland, in which he listed his participation in the project as one of his fictional regrets

Could be worse: Murray later joked about his work on the movie in the film Zombieland, in which he listed his participation in the project as one of his fictional regrets

Meanwhile, Jackson recently explained he gravitates towards flicks he would have enjoyed when he was younger.

The actor made his statements during an interview with the I, where he noted that he had reached a point of his career where he wanted to enjoy his work.

The performer stated: ‘I don’t do a lot of cinematic character studies. I tend to do popcorn movies and movies that I would have gone to see when I was a kid, movies that make me happy.’

The Pulp Fiction star added that he felt that ‘people go to the movies to be drawn into joy and excitement of life.’

Speaking his mind: Jackson recently explained he gravitates towards flicks he would have enjoyed when he was younger

Speaking his mind: Jackson recently explained he gravitates towards flicks he would have enjoyed when he was younger

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