Glee Star Lea Michele to Star in Bollywood Musical — As a Monkey?
Glee star Lea Michele's (Rachel) career keeps getting hotter! She released her debut solo album, Louder, last month, and she is now in talks to voice a lead role in an upcoming animated film. Go, Lea!
The Wrap reports that Lea is close to signing a deal to voice the female lead in DreamWorks Animation's animated musical, Bollywood Superstar Monkey. Also set to voice a lead is child actor Rohan Chand, who currently stars opposite Jason Bateman in the ribald new comedy, Bad Words.
The film's story follows two monkey brothers - one of whom would be voiced by Rohan - who team up to save a Bollywood star from a ten-headed demon king. But what movie these days isn't about monkeys fighting ten-headed demons, right? Although her deal has not been finalized yet, Lea would voice Pinki, the Bollywood star's pet monkey.
Glee's cast members seem to be very popular for animated projects lately. Lea — who appeared in rom-com New Year's Eve—voices the title role in the animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, which hits theaters next month.