The Addams Family has seen a number of incarnations, from the original cartoons by Charles Addams in The New Yorker to the 1960s TV series to the 1990s reboot films. Each version has its diehard fans, and it looks like the upcoming animated film is going to be a worthy addition to the franchise.
The new movie has released its cast list, and it’s pretty outstanding. Leading the way is the previously announced Oscar Isaac, who’ll be voicing family patriarch Gomez Addams. He’ll be joined by Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams, Chlöe Grace Moretz as Wednesday Addams, Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley Addams, Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, and Bette Midler as Grandmama. Allison Janney will also be in the film voicing a new character, reality TV makeover star Margaux Needler, who is “consumed with a desire for absolute suburban pastel perfection,” according to EW. That’s a murderer’s row of talent to be sure, but if you’re somehow still not excited for the new film, then check out the first image below.
The characters bear little resemblance to their ’60s or ’90s counterparts, but that’s because the film is going way back and honoring the look of the original Addams Family; the way creator Charles Addams intended. Don’t believe us? Take a look below at an early drawing of the crew and see just how close the new film comes to replicating their looks.
Pretty spot on, no? The MGM film’s script is also based on Addams’ original cartoons, and will be directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan of Sausage Party fame. The Addams Family hits theaters on Oct. 11, 2019.