'Oz: The Great and Powerful' star Mila Kunis heading to the underworld for 'Hell & Back'
Actress' voice-over talents will come in handy on R-rated animated comedy
Mila Kunis is going to Hell.
Fine, so this isn't the beginning of some "Mila Kunis is a horrible person" rant. I only opened with that because a) it's a good way to draw you in and b) the actress has just been cast in a voice role for the upcoming R-rated stop-motion animated comedy (gosh, another one?) "Hell & Back", which will also feature the talents of Nick Swardson ("Jack and Jill"), TJ Miller ("Our Idiot Brother"), Rob Riggle ("21 Jump Street"), Brian Posehn ("The Sarah Silverman Program") and Kumail Najiani ("Franklin & Bash").
Kunis, who has voiced the role of Meg Griffin on "Family Guy" for the majority of the show's run, will play Deema, a half-human/half-demon who possesses an independent streak and a masterful ability to navigate the underworld.
James Franco, Mila Kunis start shooting on 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
'Spider-Man' vet Sam Raimi is directing film that also stars Michelle Williams
Kunis will next be seen in "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane's comedy "Ted" opposite Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi and MacFarlane himself (as the voice of the titular teddy bear who comes alive). She's also starring as Theodora (a.k.a. The Wicked Witch of the West) in director Sam Raimi's "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful" opposite James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.
See below for the official "Hell & Back" synopsis:
"In HELL & BACK, Remy, Augie, and Curt are on summer vacation from community college, trying to save up for their dream pad by working at a local Carnival. When Curt reveals the failing park is going to close, Remy seeks out the resident fortune teller to find a quick fix to their predicament. The Blood Oath of Beelzebub may actually be more than they bargained for, and when Curt immediately breaks the oath, he's dragged kicking and screaming into the depths of Hell. Remy and Augie manage to follow, but are they prepared to fight the legions of Hell to get their friend back? Spoiler: No. No they are not.
"Remy and Augie team up with the beautiful half-demon, half-human Deema to navigate their way through Hell to rescue Curt before Beelzebub claims him for good. Along the way we meet a Devil obsessed with his small penis, a sassy Angel with a sharp tongue, and the mythical man / child Orpheus, stuck in Hell after rescuing his precious Eurydice and loving every minute of it. Hell & Back is both an irreverent look at the mundane operation of Hell and an exploration of its more exotic corners..."
Does "Hell & Back" sound like something you'd be interested in seeing? Let us know in the comments!
Follow me on Twitter @HitFixChris
Trending Now on HitFix Boards
|Topic||Started By||Latest Post||Replies|
2 months ago
4 months ago
|Discuss Movies General on HitFix Message Boards »|
News From Our Partners
- The Wrap Up: Remember 'The Office' With the Ultimate Blooper Reel The Sims 3: Island Paradise's Producer Walkthrough Shows Us the Finer Points of Tropical Life 'Man of Steel' Featurette: Reinventing Superman
- What to Watch This Weekend: The Season Finales of Nikita, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, and Family Guy The Office Series Finale Review: That'll Do, Show. That'll Do. Syfy Renews Warehouse 13 for a Fifth and Final Season
- Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush Loses $7,000 Worth of Gifts for Fans [Video] Kanye West to Drop New Album 'Yeezus' on June 18 Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez Will Sit Together at 2013 Billboard Music Awards
- The 'Doctors' Unite 'We Are Men' In 4 Words MTV Legend Recalls Heavy Metal Frontman's Anti-Gay T-Shirt Controversy
- Fiery 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Scene Hurt The Most: Ouch! How Far Will 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Boldly Go At Box Office? 'Star Trek Into Darkness': The Secret Behind The Mystery Villain
- Cannes Film Festival: Cannes 2013, Day Three: Cheers for the young stars of The Selfish Giant, jeers for the new films by Hirokazu Kore-eda and Arnaud Desplechin Hear This: Destroy This Place shows how press releases can get it right Watch This: With Beavis And Butt-head Do America, Mike Judge skewered the idiocy of cinematic adventures
- Beyonce Pregnant Again? Sources Confirm 'Epic' Star Is Carrying Baby No. 2 'Hangover 3' Red Band Trailer: Take a Walk Down a NSFW Memory Lane (VIDEO) Why 'Man of Steel' Didn't Use 'Superman' in the Title
- Weekly Ketchup: Will Smith to Star in Wild Bunch Remake? Critics Consensus: Star Trek Into Darkness is Certified Fresh Red Carpet Roundup: Star Trek Into Darkness Edition