Kelly Clarkson is joining the voice cast of STXfilms’ UglyDolls, in which she’ll play the character of Moxy and also perform original songs, according to HollywoodReporter.com.
The animated feature is based on the plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, which was named Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association in 2006.
Kelly Asbury is directing the feature, which will also includes Pitbull among its voice cast.
STX is planning to release “UglyDolls” theatrically in 2019 in hopes of launching a franchise. An animated kids series is also underway with a full series order from Hulu, and Hasbro has joined early on as global master toy licensee. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Atlantic Records.
“The UglyDolls’ universal message celebrating our differences and individuality really resonates with me, and when STX showed me how incredible UglyDolls will look and feel, I jumped at being part of that world. I can’t wait to start working with the team at STX, the cast and filmmakers,” Clarkson commented.