The Barnyard: According to Variety, Nick Movies has tapped Courteney Cox, Danny Glover, Sam Elliott and Wanda Sykes for the voice cast of its CGI-animated comedy The Barnyard, joining Kevin James.
The CGI film, to be distributed by Paramount, is written, produced and directed by Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty) and centers on a barnyard when the farmer's away and the animals walk, talk, sing, dance and party. James ("The King of Queens") will voice the lead character, a carefree cow named Otis.
Story centers on Otis suddenly being placed in a position of responsibility around the barnyard, forcing him to find the courage and confidence to be a leader.
Cox lends her voice as the pregnant cow Daisy, Otis' love interest; Glover will voice Miles, an older and wiser mule; Elliott will voice Ben the cow, barnyard patriarch and Otis' father; and Sykes will handle the voice of Bessy the cow, Daisy's protective friend.