Andre Benjamin Joins AllStar Cast In 'Charlotte's Web' Remake

Andre Benjamin, half

of the bestselling group Outkast, will provide a voice in Paramount’s remake

of the E.B. White classic book, "Charlotte’s Web."

Benjamin joins an all-star

cast, which include Julia Roberts, who will lead as the voice of Charlotte,

Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer, Reba McEntire, Thomas Haden and others.

The flick, which will feature

high tech animation, will start shooting on January 31 in Melbourne, Australia

and is being released by Paramount.

Benjamin will lend his voice

as a crow, while Oprah Winfrey and Cedric the Entertainer will play the story’s


The movie is an adaptation

of the best selling children’s paperback book of all time, which focuses

on a pig named Wilbur, who lives in a barn with a spider named Charlotte.

With the help of a rat named

Templeton and a clever plan, Charlotte helps to save Wilbur’s life.

The movie is being

executive produced by Edgar Bronfman Sr., who owns the rights to the 1973 animated

feature, which was also released through Paramount.