Christina Ricci, JB Smoove Will Be Evil, Smurf-Like Things

April 26, 2012

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Christina Ricci has agreed to follow-up roles in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star that stewardess show with a part in The Smurfs 2, as that doesn't seem like such a bad career move at this point. According to the THR report, Ricci will be lending her voice to Vexi, a newly-invented character described as "an evil version of Smurfette," hinting that the next Smurfs adventure could be going for a darkly psychological tone, in which Smurfette's gender isolation finally causes her to manifest--either figuratively or literally--a second self that angrily lashes out against the lustful patriarchy that surrounds her. Or the Smurfs go to Europe this time, and there's a girl Smurf there with black hair instead of blonde.

The just-released official announcement on the film's production start adds that Curb Your Enthusiasm's JB Smoove will similarly play a "new Smurf-like naughty character" named Hackus, who should definitely be retroactively added to the first, New York-set film just so that this can happen with a Smurf:

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