UPDATE: 3/18/10 11 AM PST Neil Patrick Harris revealed on his Twitter account that Azaria will not be animated and will be a live-action character.
"Hank Azaria will be PLAYING Gargamel for the Smurfs film, not just providing a voice. He'll be live action. Perfect casting, can't wait!"
The site also revealed that Jayma Mays (Glee) has signed on to play the live-action wife of Neil Patrick Harris' character, who is also pregnant. Sony Pictures wouldn't confirm Mays' involvement, though.
Azaria joins a voice cast that includes George Lopez, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, Jonathan Winters and Neil Patrick Harris as a live-action character. The story confirms Perry's involvement as Smurfette, who was only in talks for the role when our last story ran. Winters will play Papa Smurf and Cumming will voice Gutsy Smurf.
Raja Gosnell is directing the film and it was said the film would be set in New York City's Central Park. Production is slated to begin next month. A release date is currently set for August 3, 2011.