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Sandra Bullock Joins Despicable Me 2 Spin-Off, Minions

By February 11, 2013

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Sandra BullockThe cute little yellow guys from 2010's Despicable Me and from the upcoming Despicable Me 2 are getting their own film. And the spin-off has landed Oscar winner Sandra Bullock to provide the lead voice in the animated family-friendly, minion-friendly comedy, Minions.

Bullock will be voicing a human villain - not a minion - in the 3D comedy.

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures are targeting a December 19, 2014 release date. Despicable Me 2 is hitting theaters on July 3, 2013.

The preliminary synopsis: "In Minions, we discover that Minions have actually existed throughout history, always seeking out the most despicable master to serve. At a time before they met their current boss Gru, the Minions encountered Scarlet Overkill, a stylish and bad-ass super-villain bent on world domination."

Pierre Coffin (director of Despicable Me 1 and 2) and Kyle Balda (The Lorax) are directing from a screenplay by Brian Lynch.

Bullock has The Heat and Gravity heading to theaters this year.

(Photo © Richard Chavez)

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