Our favorite blue-skinned humanoids are back on the big screen with “The Smurfs: The Lost Village.” Hefty, Brainy, Clumsy, Papa Smurf, and Gargamel are at it again to entertain us with their humor, mishaps, and little adventures. The film is scheduled to be shown in the Philippines on March 31, 2017 (Friday).
Meet the characters and the actors behind each one of them:
Hefty (Joe Manganiello) – characterized as the strong and courageous Smurf, yet one who is a softie as well. “What I love about this movie is that it returns to the look that my generation all remember as kids, so it’s nostalgic for adults – but it’s also going to usher in an entire new generation, including my two-year-old niece, who loves the Smurfs and is going to get to see her uncle play Hefty,” says Joe.
Joe appeared in various films such as “Magic Mike” and in a couple of TV Series such as “True Blood.”
Brainy (Danny Pudi) – characterized as the most resourceful Smurf. “Brainy’s the whiz kid on Team Smurf. He’s always trying to figure out how to solve a problem,” Danny says. “He can get hyper-focused at times, but he has a very good heart and he does it for his friends.”
Danny is best known for his role as Abed Nadir in the comedy series “Community.”
Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) – characterized as the most loving Smurf. “He’s such a good fella – the kind of guy you want on your team, so long as your team doesn’t require hand-eye coordination or grace or ability,” Jack says. “If you need somebody with team spirit, Clumsy is your Smurf.”
Jack appeared in “The Late Night with Conen O’Brien” and in “30 Rock.”
Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) – characterized as the evil wizard and the enemy of the Smurfs. “I’ve been a Smurf fan from the get-go – I even remember the graphic novels from way back,” says Rainn. “I loved the cartoon and Gargamel was always my favorite character. I always related to him – what can I say? Gargamel is greatly misunderstood and needs a little love.”
Rainn is best known for his role in the comedy series “The Office.”
Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin) – characterized as kind and warm. Papa is the patriarch of the Smurfs – he really cares about each and every one of them,” says Patinkin. “You might say he’s Papa Bear – even a little overbearing at times – but he’ll always be there for Team Smurf,” says Mandy.
Mandy is best known for his 1987 film “The Princess Bride.”
The film is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.