Lauren Ambrose is lending her voice to Spike Jonze's upcoming Maurice Sendak adaptation Where the Wild Things Are. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress will get behind one of the title chracters in this Warner Brothers fantasy film.

She will play the creature KW, a monster that hails from the land of the Wild Things. A young boy is turned into a king when he visits KW and his monster friends. Ambrose will be replacing the previously cast Michelle Williams. Apparently, Williams' voice didn't match what the filmmakers had in mind for the character.

The film is set for release in fall 2008.