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The Queen's Gambit Star Anya Taylor-Joy Will Play Princess Peach In Super Mario Bros. Film

The Queen's Gambit Star Anya Taylor-Joy Will Play Princess Peach In Super Mario Bros. Film

Eek, we are so excited for this!

Anya Taylor-Joy - who recently played the lead in The Queen's Gambit - is set to star in Super Mario Bros.

The movie - which is set for release next year - will also star Chris Pratt, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key and Seth Rogen.

What a line up!

The movie is set for release in December 2022 (
Nintendo)

Chris will voice Mario in the animated film, will Anya will star as Princess Peach, Jack as Bowser and Keegan-Michael as Toad. Meanwhile, Seth will play Donkey Kong and Charlie Day will be the voice of Luigi.

The film will be produced by Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination's Chris Meledandri, who said: "Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honoured to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date."

Chris Pratt stars as Mario (
Alamy)

Meanwhile, Shigeru added: "We are collaborating with Chris and his experienced team to not just create a character licensed film, but a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros. to life on the screen, and allows everyone to enjoy whether or not they know about the game.

"The production so far is constructive and going very well, and both parties are learning a lot from each other. We humbly ask that fans wait just a little longer for the premiere, and we hope they look forward to seeing the unique characters from Super Mario Bros. on the big screen."

Anya will play Peach (
Nintendo)

It's not the first time there's been a Super Mario Bros. movie, with a live-action film also released in 1993. It didn't, however, receive much praise from film critics.

But with this all-star cast, we've got high hopes for the 2022 version!

Super Mario Bros. is set for release in December 2022.

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Topics: TV And Film