Disney has set a wide release date for its animated feature Planes for August 9, 2013. Post making a name for herself in the Indian film industry, Priyanka Chopra is capturing the world of music with her latest album. Now we hear that the actress-turned-singer has been roped in by Disney - UTV for their next Hollywood animation film Planes.
The film, Planes which is being directed by Klay Hall, the director of The Simpsons, will feature the actress lending her voice to a lovable aircraft called Ishani. Cast opposite Dane Cook who will be the voice behind Dusty Crophopper.
Apparently, the makers of Planes were searching for an Indian voice to do justice to the Asian character of Ishani, when Klay's office got in touch with Siddharth Roy Kapoor, who in turn recommended Priyanka.
While the film itself is slated for release later this year, Priyanka will be dubbing for the original English version of the film, while a decision on the Hindi version is yet to be taken The pic is a semi-Cars spinoff about airplanes and centers on Dusty, a cropduster, who Jon Cryer was originally going to voice before that fell through. The film had been slated to be a direct-to-video release here when it was first previewed at last year’s D23 Expo, but obviously that strategy obviously has shifted.