Tituss Burgess joins cast of Apple TV+’s upcoming ‘Spellbound’ animated film

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Actor Tituss Burgess attends the 19th Annual Webby Awards on May 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Webby Awards)

Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Schigadoon!”) has joined the cast of Skydance Animation and Apple’s “Spellbound,” reports The Wrap.

The film, announced in 2017 initially under the title “Split,” stars Rachel Zegler as Princess Ellian who must manage her kingdom after a spell turns the king and queen into monsters.  Zegler and Burgess will be joined by Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow, Jenifer Lewis and Nathan Lane. It will be directed by Vicky Jenson (“Shrek”) with new songs by Alan Menkin and Glenn Slater. Penned by Lauren Kynek and Elizabeth Martin alongside Linda Woolverton, “Spellbound” is produced by John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Bruce Anderson for Skydance Animation. 

Jenson and Head of Story Brian Pimental will present a “work in progress” panel on Tuesday, June 13, at the Annecy Film Festival, according to The Wrap. “Spellbound” is slated for release next yer.

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