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'The Nut Job' stars open up about their film

The Nut Job

Not all stars can boast that they 'became' squirrels for a role -- but now, Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl have that distinct honor.

They're starring in 'The Nut Job,' a film based on director Peter Lepeniotis' 2005 short animation 'Surly Squirrel.'
Arnett says that being a voice actor can be tricky because there are a 'lot of little things that you don't think about that you take for granted when you're doing a live action movie. Questions you have to ask like 'how far am I from this person in this scene, how big is the shot you see them in?' You have to create that sense of space.'

Heigl says she thought it would be great to be in an animated movie that she could watch with her kids. 'I just thought one night it would be really fun to surprise my kids with a movie that I was actually a part of, that my voice is in.'


For Arnett, the film is all about redemption, and the idea that there's 'always time to do the right thing' ... and eat some nuts in the process.

'The Nut Job' will be released in theaters on January 17th.

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John January 16 2014 at 3:38 PM

From the trailer it is a HUGE rip off of the funny as hell comedy "Over the Hedge".

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Len Bzura January 16 2014 at 8:54 AM

Katherine Heigl; a "big name actress?" Really? I think we are working from two different dictionaries.

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MUIR Termite January 16 2014 at 7:31 PM

Do these "stars" have any idea there are people who do voice overs for a living? Just another case of Hollywood hypocrisy. Then they ship this things over seas to do all the heavy lifting (art, color, edit) to avoid all the taxes, (...which, of course they advance we all pay when they're on Letterman, or Leno, or better yet stumping for the likes of Obama, or Brown).

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wlh1923 January 16 2014 at 9:34 PM

Kinda looks like a yellow turd just dangling there

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hpycmpr155 January 16 2014 at 12:27 PM

I absolutely HATE these movies.
They crank the same stuff out about every two weeks and then hype them as the best, funniest kid movies EVER.......
They are pure drek.

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lynn hpycmpr155 January 16 2014 at 3:31 PM

they'e for kids you jerk.....

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Go, Wolf-Spider! hpycmpr155 January 16 2014 at 10:20 PM

Have you ever seen it? I'm actually interested to see it.

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