STXfilms has announced that Grammy winning singer Kelly Clarkson is joining the cast of their upcoming animated film UglyDolls.
Clarkson, who is still hoping we forget her 2003 disaster From Justin to Kelly, will star as Moxy, Though exact details of her character have yet to be released, the film itself will center around a group of UglyDoll friends who must confront what it means to be different.
“The UglyDolls’ universal message celebrating our differences and individuality really resonates with me,” Clarkson says. “When STX showed me how incredible UglyDolls will look and feel, I jumped at being part of that world.”
Clarkson, who lent her voice to Leah in last year’s The Star, is joining fellow Grammy winner Pitbull, as announced earlier this year.
Having won three Grammys and sold over 25 million records worldwide, it is no surprise that Clarkson is following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake (Trolls) by also confirming that she will preform original songs for the feature.
The film, which is expected to be a launch vehicle for a new franchise for STX, is set to hit theaters in 2019. An animated kids series is already in development with a full series order at Hulu, with Hasbro serving as global toy licensee. No word yet on whether Clarkson will have any part in that project.