Banks’ character is currently unknown, but Freeman is said to be playing someone named Vitruvius in a storyline that sees a regular LEGO figure mistaken for the “MasterBuilder.” He or she winds up caught in a mission to stop a super-villain from gluing the LEGO world together.
Chris Pratt is attached to the film with Will Arnett and Channing Tatum rumored earlier this year to be providing the voices of LEGO versions of Batman and Superman, respectively.
The project has been in development at Warner Bros. for over three years when the studio began working with the LEGO Company on developing a family comedy written by Dan and Kevin Hageman, and then brought on Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street) to write and direct in 2010. They recently brought “Robot Chicken” stop-motion director Chris McKay on as a co-director under Lord and Miller.
LEGO: The Piece of Resistance is scheduled to hit theaters on February 28, 2014.