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Scooby-Doo Reboot Casts Zac Efron And Amanda Seyfried As Fred And Daphne

Scooby-Doo Reboot Casts Zac Efron And Amanda Seyfried As Fred And Daphne

The new Scooby-Doo reboot is currently in the casting phase, and with Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried coming on board to play Fred and Daphne, it's set to be a banger.

The feature film - titled Scoob - is set to be released in May 2020, according to Comic Book, and now the gang have been assembled.

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Will Forte was previously announced as the voice over for Shaggy, with Gina Rodriguez named as Velma. Tracy Morgan will take on the role of Captain Caveman while Frank Welker will reprise the voice of the main dog himself, Scooby-Doo.

But according to Deadline, Efron and Seyfried are the final pieces of the jigsaw puzzle for the film, which will be directed by Tony Cervone.

Scooby-Doo was adapted to a live-action movie back in 2002 and had a sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in 2004, but this newest addition to the franchise will be another animation in the vein of the original series from the 1970s.

Zac Efron will be voicing Fred in the new Scooby-Doo animation. Credit: PA
Zac Efron will be voicing Fred in the new Scooby-Doo animation. Credit: PA
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The world first met the mystery-solving teens back in 1969 - Hanna-Barbera created the original series Scooby-Doo: Where Are You? and plot details for the reboot will involve characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe, coming together to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly, according to Variety.

Amanda Seyfried has been cast as Daphne. Credit: PA
Amanda Seyfried has been cast as Daphne. Credit: PA

Zac Efron was recently caught up in some controversy surrounding his new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, where he portrays serial killer Ted Bundy.

The Bad Neighbours star admitted he had some scepticism about the role, but said this one was particularly 'intriguing' to him.

"Initially, I had reservations about playing a serial killer," he told Variety.

"I've seen people make horror films like this before, and it seems like an aggressive play to separate yourself from a perceived image."

Efron, 31, said he'd already seen too much 'killing, hacking and slashing' in scary movies, which is why the psychological aspect of the film appealed to him.

He added: "This movie was really about a human being, somebody that perhaps I would have been friends with. And a love story from a very unique perspective.

"I've never seen that before. It's intriguing to me. I think it's more psychological."

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, has faced criticism from people who believe it 'romanticises' Bundy by placing a 'heartthrob' like Efron in the role.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Zac Efron

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