‘Toy Story 4’ Adds Patricia Arquette as a Shiny New Character
Disney and Pixar first announced the long-awaited fourth installment in the Toy Story franchise over the summer, though we still have a few years to wait before we’ll continue our adventures with Woody and Buzz. As you might expect, Andy’s former toy pals will meet some new characters in the sequel, and Pixar has found a perfect voice for one of them in Oscar-winning Boyhood star Patricia Arquette.
The Wrap reports that Pixar has cast Patricia Arquette (arguably the best Arquette) as a hippie-type mom in Toy Story 4. She’s not like a regular mom, she’s a cool mom, you know? Arquette joins returning cast members Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, reprising their roles as Woody and Buzz, respectively. The new sequel will be helmed by Toy Story and Toy Story 3 director John Lasseter.
Rashida Jones and her creative partner Will McCormack (Celeste and Jesse Forever) wrote the screenplay for the new sequel, which reportedly centers on the romance between Woody and Bo Peep, voiced by Annie Potts.
Arquette won an Oscar last year for her role in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, and currently stars on CSI: Cyber (ask your mom, she’s a cool mom, you know?). She also appears opposite Vincent Piazza in the upcoming film The Wannabe.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 15, 2018. That’s a long time from now. Who knows? By then you might also become a cool mom.
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