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Despicable Me 2 is the upcoming sequel to Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios' 2010 animated blockbuster Despicable Me. Returning to their voice roles are Steve Carell (Andy in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Michael in The Office) as Gru, Russell Brand (Katy Perry's ex-husband) as Dr. Nefario, Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) as Margo, Dana Geier as Edith, Elsie Fisher as Agnes, and director Pierre Coffin as the Minions. Kristen Wiig (Vicki St. Elmo in MacGruber, Ruffnut in How to Train Your Dragon) also returns, but plays a new character named Lucy Wilde. Joining the cast are Benjamin Bratt (Det. Curtis in Law & Order), Steve Coogan (Octavius in Night at the Museum 1-2), and Ken Jeong (Leslie Chow in The Hangover I-III,Jerry Wang in Transformers: Dark of the Moon). Al Pacino was originally cast in the film, but was eventually replaced by Bratt at the last minute The film premieres on June 12 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival before a wide release on July 3. Official Site
Everyone's favorite yellow helpers from the Despicable Me series are back. Minions features the voices of Sandra Bullock (like nobody here knows who she is...), Jon Hamm (J. B. Bernstein in Million Dollar Arm, High Roller in Sucker Punch), Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice, Birdman), Allison Janney (Peach in Finding Nemo, C. J. Cregg in The West Wing), and Steve Coogan (Octavius in Night at the Museum, Silas Ramsbottom in Despicable Me 2). The film is directed by series co-creator and Minion voice Pierre Coffin with Kyle Balda, and the screenplay is written by Bryan Lynch (Puss in Boots, Hop). Minions premieres on June 26, 2015 in the UK and July 10, 2015 in the U.S. Official Site