Neil Patrick Harris Set for ‘The Smurfs’

It seems the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor will be the lead live-action character.

Neil Patrick Harris cast in The Smurfs
Neil Patrick Harris cast in The Smurfs
Director Raja Gosnell has apparently found his live-action lead for his upcoming remake. Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) has been cast in The Smurfs.

While Harris' exact character wasn't revealed, it was said that he would play the main live-action character in the film, which will be a CGI/live-action hybrid film.

Filming was said to start in April and the film has been slated for release on July 29, 2011. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any other updates regarding The Smurfs as soon as we have more information.

The Smurfs was released July 29th, 2011 and stars Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Tim Gunn, Madison McKinley, Meg Phillips, Julie Chang. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell.

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  1. Deleted profile

    why him hes not that funny

    5 years agoby @raizoFlag

  2. XxxHolic


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  3. Jason27

    Haha, awesome! This should be great!

    5 years agoby @jason27Flag

  4. miss_kayti

    A live-action Smurfs movie? What a horrible idea!

    5 years agoby @miss-kaytiFlag

  5. ejk1

    I think he's too young to play Gargamel, so unless they age him, he's probably going to play some role made up for the movies.

    5 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. Cripple

    oh sh*t not that director.

    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  7. Cripple


    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  8. Brian Gallagher

    Remember, guys, this is directed by the same guy who directed Scooby-Doo (and Scooby Two) and Beverly Hills Chihuahua... I rest my case...

    5 years agoby @gallagherFlag

  9. Josh

    Nice! Although, Jason Lee and David Cross couldn't make the Chipmunks movies good, so who knows how this will turn out.

    5 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. Rudy

    I can just imagine him blue with a white hat! Wait! Blue....combination of live-action and CGI, AAUOGH, They're copying Avatar technologically.

    5 years agoby @rudyFlag

  11. Emmytt

    cool he is a good actor

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  12. WongFu

    I've always like Neil, yet for some reason he's too family friendly.

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  13. justincase

    that pic makes him LOOK like a smurf (except, of course, for the lack of 'blueface').

    5 years agoby @justincaseFlag

  14. Brian


    5 years agoby @brianFlag

  15. Err

    hmm... a cgi/live-action hybrid SMURFS movie?

    ...and it stars doogie god damned howser?


    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

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