According to Deadline, apart from Peter Dinklage, Hitpig also added Lilly Singh and Rainn Wilson. Lilly Singh is a popular actress from A Little Late with Lilly Singh, while Wilson was seen in The Office. Other supporting voice actors are RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Hannah Gadsby (Nanette), and Dany Boon (Raid: Special Unit).
Cinzia Angelini directs the movie while Adam Nagle and Dave Rosenbaum are the producers. The film tells the story of a grizzled porcine bounty hunter who gets his next target, Pickles. The latter is an innocent, naive elephant who escapes the clutches of an evil trillionaire. Even though Hitpig is hired to kill Pickles, they both face unexpected adventures together later in the movie. And in the end, a true bonding blossoms.
The movie’s screenplay writer is Berkeley Breathed, who is also the character designer on the project. He is also an American cartoonist, children’s book creator, and director. In the past, he was known to create Bloom County, featuring Opus the Penguin. It was a popular cartoon-comic strip among children in the 1980s.
Hitpig is currently in production at Cinesite and slated to release in 2022. Any venture, the company behind the movie, was recently launched this fall. When asked about the experience of working with the new firm and the cast on the film, Berkeley said it was exciting. Adding further, he mentioned that it was one of the “voila moments” for him. When the lead cast was finalized in Lilly and Dinklage, it was epic.
The film’s home company Aniventure is also in the works to make a Riverdance: The Animated Adventure. It will be another ambitious project under the new studio firm. Based on Mel Brooks’ classic Blazing Saddles, Blazing Samurai is another film to be made soon and due to release in 2021.
Meanwhile, actor Peter Dinklage is busy with other movies as well. The Croods: A New Age is one of them. It will be the next installment in the Croods franchise. The first part was released eight years ago in 2012.
Dinklage is giving the voice to the character of Phil Betterman in this upcoming animated feature. Before Hitpig, The Croods: A New Age will arrive later this year in December. However, a theatrical release is unlikely due to the pandemic.
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