Benjamin Bratt to replace Al Pacino as “Despicable Me 2” villain

Benjamin Bratt to replace Al Pacino as “Despicable Me 2” villain

PanARMENIAN.Net - Benjamin Bratt has stepped in to voice the villain Eduardo in Despicable Me 2. He replaces Al Pacino, who exited the project over creative differences with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, Deadline said.

He’s getting to work right away on a film that Universal is counting on for a major summer release that begins July 3.

Despicable Me 2 is the fourth film from Illumination Entertainment and the sequel to its 2010 hit Despicable Me, one of Universal’s most profitable films ever, with north of $540 million worldwide on a $69 million budget.

The sequel is directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, and scripted by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, with Illumination founder Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy producing.

 Top stories
The film is in English, and runs for 138 minutes, although the version that will premiere in Venice is dubbed over in German.
Golden Apricot will highlight legacy of Parajanov, a prominent Soviet filmmaker of Armenian origin who would have turned 90 this year.
The annual international film festival will showcase feature films, documentaries, music videos, shorts, and animations.
The poetess has been awarded local and international prizes as a sign of recognition for her short stories and poems.
Partner news