Oprah Winfrey has joined friend Tyler Perry, and Tracy Morgan in the upcoming holiday movie, The Star an animated movie about the greatest story ever told…….the first Christmas according to reports.
The film, from Oscar-nominated writer-director Timothy Reckart (Head Over Heels), tells the story of a brave little donkey named Bo and his animal friends who follow the Star and become the accidental heroes of the greatest story ever told — the first Christmas.
Winfrey, Perry Morgan will voice, Deborah, Cyrus and Flexis, respectively — three wisecracking camels who happen to be traveling with the Three Wise Men.
They’ll be joined by a superstar cast of actors, singers and personalities giving their take on Bo’s animal pals — including Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Key and Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Mouse), black-ish star Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), actor Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), radio personality Delilah Rene (Elizabeth), and singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson (Old Donkey).
Playing Mary and Joseph in the family-friendly animated film are Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and Tangled alum Zachary Levi.
Christopher Plummer, the Oscar winner best known for his role in The Sound of Music, will play King Herod.