aykroyd, timberlake, and faris join yogi bear

Can we stop the madness with all these animation adaptations? Variety is reporting that Warner Bros has plans to produce a live action/CGI version of Yogi Bear. Remember, Yogi? He was smarter than the average bear as well as a petty thief, and according to the trade he’s going to get some help from the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Anna Faris, and Justin Timberlake.

Dan Aykroyd is in negotiations to voice Yogi, Justin Timberlake is in talks to play his sidekick Boo Boo, and Faris will take on the role of a documentary filmmaker. Yogi will be directed by Eric Brevig from a script by Brad Copeland and produced by Donald De Line and Karen Rosenfelt. The movie will be based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon character that originally debuted in 1958 and was voiced by Daws Butler.

Aykroyd has been landing work recently left and right. We recently told you about his gig in the upcoming John Landis black comedy, Burke & Hare and he’s still holding out hope for Ghostbusters 3. Timberlake is in the process of transforming himself into a serious actor by tackling one of the primary roles in the David Fincher flick, The Social Network. Who would have thought ten years ago that this kid would still be making moves in the industry?

Shooting on Yogi is scheduled to begin in New Zealand next month.

What do you think about the casting for the Yogi Bear movie?