Kristen Bell Lands Vocal Role In 'Astro Boy'

Kristen Bell will lend her voice for the lead female role in the
computer-graphics film version of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy manga.

The Veronica Mars star will be joining Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johansson, Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane, and Eugene Levy in the project.

The movie will be directed by David Bowers and set for worldwide release in 2009.