Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) has been tapped to lend her voice to the animated feature film My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, based on the children’s series of the same name about magical horses and rainbows and friendship.

Meghan McCarthy penned the screenplay, and the film will revolve around a new dark force that threatens Ponyville and the ponies must embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

Aduba is best known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” on the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black, and has won an Emmy two years in a row for her performance in the role.  She starred in The NBC Television special The Wiz Live, and can be seen next in the Lifetime original movie, Showing Roots, tomorrow night (Thursday, May 26 at 10/9 c) alongside Cicely Tyson.

Jayson Theissen, the supervising director of the My Little Pony series, will direct the film.  In addition to Aduba, previously announced cast members who will also lend their voices to the animated feature include Taye Diggs, Liev Schreiber, Michael Pena, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Shannon Chan-Kent, and Tabitha St. Germain.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is currently scheduled to be released October 6th 2017.

 

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