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"The Smurfs" might not be invading New York City until August 2011, but that doesn't mean that they won't remind us that they're coming. In a new image from the upcoming film, Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy Smurf, Gutsy Smurf and Panicky Smurf just landed in Central Park on a nice sunny Manhattan day. At least we know they'll make some progress around the city since we first saw them in Times Square.

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Yesterday the news broke that Neil Patrick Harris had joined the cast of "The Smurfs" as the live-action lead. Momentum is clearly building for the planned adaptation, as a few more have joined the cast as well, as voice actors.

Original cartoon voice actor Jonathan Winters (previously confirmed), George Lopez and Alan Cumming are all on board, while pop star Katy Perry is in talks, according to Variety. That's as strange a lineup as I've ever seen. It also basically confirms -- whether or not Perry ultimately lands the role -- that there's some plan for Smurfette (that's the role she's up for) to sing. Not sure how I feel about that, even if it is true to the cartoon. Read More...

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