Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery, have joined the voice cast of The Tiger’s Apprentice, the adaptation of the best-selling children’s book from Paramount Animation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The actresses will join Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) along with Brandon Soo Hoo (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Sherry Cola (Good Trouble, Claws), and Kheng Hua Tan (Magnum P.I.).
The Tiger’s Apprentice will be Pixar animator Carlos Baena, who worked on Wall-E and Toy Story 3, feature film directing debut.
The book, written by Lawrence Yep and published by HarperCollins in 2003, is about a boy in San Francisco who meets a shape-shifting talking tiger named Mr. Hu and under his tutelage and protection is introduced into a magical world that includes an ancient phoenix, a dragon, and a clan of evil-doers.
Oh will play Mistral, a friend of the tiger (Golding) who is an exiled dragon now living in San Francisco but Yeoh’s character has not been revealed.
The script is by Davig Magee (Life of Pi), Harry Cripps, and Kyle Jarrow adapting the first book. The book trilogy has other books titled Tiger’s Blood and Tiger Magic.
Paramount has a release date of February 10, 2023. Jane Startz and Sandra Rabins are producing, with Raman Hui and Kane Lee, and Alex Loots is co-producing.
Oh is repped by UTA, Principal Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson while Yeoh is repped by Artists International Group.