"Smurfs: The Lost Village" is based on the Peyo comic series "The Smurfs," which previously inspired a 1980s animated TV series and two Sony movies, "The Smurfs" (2011) and "The Smurfs 2" (2013).
The new film will be a total reboot.
"I was a huge fan of 'The Smurfs' growing up on Saturday morning cartoons," McBrayer, who will voice Clumsy Smurf, told Sony Animation in February.
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"I think I have some similarities to Clumsy: he's well-meaning but doesn't always hit the mark. I don't think I'm nearly as physically clumsy as Clumsy, but maybe my friends would tell you otherwise," he joked.
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" opens in theaters April 7, 2017.
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