Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson added to animated film Pixels
As one of the stars of ABC Family’s longest-running series, Pretty Little Liars, Ashley Benson is a name that almost every pre-teen to twenty-something adult knows by now. From ‘Spring Breakers’ to ‘Days of Our Lives’ the young actor has been expanding her role as PLL dominates the YA market, and now she is lending her voice to a new animated film that is being directed by Chris Columbus called ‘Pixels’.
The film, under Sony Pictures, also stars Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage alongside Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan and Brian Cox.
In the film aliens receive video-feeds of Earth’s classic arcade-games, and immediately assume Earth is a war-mongering and deadly planet that must be destroyed. Moviegoers will meet President Will Cooper (James) and his childhood friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), who will help lead an assault of old-school gamers against the invading army. Think ‘The Last Starfighter’ with a modern twist.
As for Benson, she will play Lady Lisa, a character from the fake ’80s video game Dojo Quest in the film.
The film itself is scheduled to hit theaters on May 15, 2015.