Kaley Cuoco Joins I Hop
The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco has signed on for her first studio feature role with the live-action/CG-animated hybrid comedy I Hop, from Illumination Entertainment and Universal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tim Hill is directing the tale of an out-of-work slacker (James Marsden) who accidentally injures the son of the Easter Bunny (voiced by Russell Brand) and must take him in as he recovers.
Cuoco will play Marsden’s sister, who allows Marsden to live with her when he gets kicked out by his parents, and finds herself dealing with the injured heir to the Easter Bunny throne.
Cuoco also has booked a role in Harry Thomason’s indie feature The Last Ride. That pic, which stars Henry Thomas as country crooner Hank Williams Jr., revolves around Williams’ final days and the young man (Jesse James) hired to drive him from Alabama to a New Year’s Eve concert in Canton, Ohio.
Cuoco will play a gas-station owner the duo meet during their travels who has a brief, innocent romance with the driver.
No production dates have been set.