James Marsden to star in 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film

Los AngelesUpdated: May 31, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

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 "Westworld" star James Marsden has joined the cast of Paramount's live-action/animation hybrid movie "Sonic the Hedgehog".

The film is an adaptation of the classic video game launched by Sega in 1991.

The game features a hedgehog named Sonic on a quest to defeat Doctor Robotnik, a scientist who has imprisoned animals in robots and stolen magical Chaos Emeralds.

Jeff Fowler is directing the project, reported a leading publication. 

Neal H Moritz will be producing under his Original Film banner and Tim Miller will serve as executive producer.