A stacked voice cast including Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T and Tracy Morgan, will lead Sony Pictures Animation’s new 3D feature, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” set for a January 15, 2010 release.

The film is written and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord and is based on the bestselling children’s book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett.

“In 2010, Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese,” Sony said Friday. “Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.”

Bill Hader, star of “Saturday Night Live” and Superbad, will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone’s life. Anna Faris, who recently turned heads as the star of the comedy hit The House Bunny, takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior. James Caan plays Tim Lockwood, Flint’s technophobic father. Andy Samberg plays Brent, the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Bruce Campbell plays Mayor Shelbourne, who figures out that Flint’s invention can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. Mr. T plays the by-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux, and Tracy Morgan takes on the role of Earl’s rule-breaking son, Cal.

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