According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Murray is in negotiations to reprise his role as the voice of Garfield in 20th Century Fox's sequel Garfield 2, while Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt have signed on to return, though Hewitt's role will be greatly reduced because she is filming the upcoming CBS series Ghost Whisperer.

Lucy Davis and Billy Connolly also are entering the fat cat's lair. Davis, who recently joined the cast of the indie The TV Set, will play animal lover Abby Westminster, a fashionable professional who has been brought in to try and trap Lord Dargis (Connelly) into revealing his evil plans. She is best known for her role on the U.K. version of The Office.

Garfield 2, which will be directed by Tim Hill, is slated for a summer 2006 release. Fox president of production Hutch Parker and vp production Vanessa Morrison will oversee for the studio.