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Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks To Grant Voice to 'Lego'

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The dignified voice of God, Visa, and penguin affairs will soon be lending its authoritative gravitas to some interlocking plastic bricks.

According to Deadline, Morgan Freeman will be playing a lead role in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's Lego: The Piece of Resistance, with the actor providing the voice for a character named Vitruvius. Specifics about Vitrivius are for now being kept secret, but he's probably one of the minifigure guys who has a Robin Hood body and that obnoxious smirking head. That's at least who I always called Vitrivius.

Meanwhile, Lord and Miller have also returned to NBC's Thursday night comedy well for some more of their cast, reportedly signing 30 Rock's Elizabeth Banks to voice a character alongside Will Arnett's Lego Batman and Parks and Rec's Chris Pratt, who's playing a man mistaken for the MasterBuilder and "drafted into a fellowship of strangers on a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together." No word on Banks's character, but I imagine it will have little lips painted on. That's how you know it's a girl Lego.

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