Barry Sonnenfeld will co-produce the animated comedy Space Chimps, according to Variety. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute.

Sonnenfeld has been a creative consultant on the film since it began production last fall and marks his first foray into animation.

Joining the cast for the 2008 release are Jeff Daniels, Andy Samberg, Cheryl Hines, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Kristin Chenoweth and Patrick Warburton.

The script is written by director Kirk De Micco and tells the story of astronaut chimps on a mission in space. Musician Dave Stewart and the Blue Man Group will provide music for the project.