Johnny Knoxville And Tony Shalhoub Cast As 'Leonardo' And 'Splinter' In TMNT

Johnny Knoxville And Tony Shalhoub Cast As 'Leonardo' And 'Splinter' In TMNT

Pete Ploszek may have played 'Leonardo' during production of the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but Bad Grandpa's Johnny Knoxville will now be taking over at the voice of the character. Meanwhile, Monk's Tony Shalhoub is set to provide the voice of 'Splinter'!

Well, being Pete Ploszek must suck right now. The little-known Shameless star looked set to find his big break with a starring role as Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and despite the fact that he was the one who donned the motion capture costume on set, he has now been replaced by Jackass star Johnny Knoxville as the voice of that character. However, Deadline reports that he's not the only one getting replaces as Seinfeld's Danny Woodburn - who also played Splinter during shooting - has been switched out in preference of Monk star Tony Shalhoub. Apparently, the studio were always open to changing the voice-over artists of these characters, but whether or not the actors playing them knew that is another thing altogether. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to be released on August 8th, 2014. 
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Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:22 AM


MrSotoMan - 4/3/2014, 10:24 AM
ALegendaryPanda - 4/3/2014, 10:26 AM
Gusto - 4/3/2014, 10:28 AM
themidnightking - 4/3/2014, 10:29 AM
Oh shit! lol
Blanka1212 - 4/3/2014, 10:31 AM
April Fool's was two days ago...
Pasto - 4/3/2014, 10:34 AM
YeezusWept - 4/3/2014, 10:35 AM
NovaCorpsFan - 4/3/2014, 10:36 AM
Knoxville is awesome, I am so gonna see this movie now!
charlie2094 - 4/3/2014, 10:36 AM
Damn, that sucks for him...all that work and now merely a cg creature...with a different voice? :P

Can't be a good sign...
JakMax - 4/3/2014, 10:38 AM
Idiotic film..
DanteMcFarlane - 4/3/2014, 10:39 AM
wait... what???
Indy - 4/3/2014, 10:39 AM

QuestiontheAnswer - 4/3/2014, 10:41 AM
Pete has only been in one thing per year poor soul.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/3/2014, 10:42 AM
April Fools day was two days ago Josh!
ndwwrestler2 - 4/3/2014, 10:42 AM
Tony Shaloub isn't a bad actor...but Splinter? I can't...I can't see it.
TheGambitFreak - 4/3/2014, 10:43 AM
Holy shit... Really? Knoxville's voice of Leonardo?! NOOOO!!!!!!

MrBatmor - 4/3/2014, 10:44 AM
Okay then!! I wont watch this movie in the theater...and I will blame bay for ruining another one of my favourite cartoons..
dutchman - 4/3/2014, 10:45 AM
OnePunchBaldy - 4/3/2014, 10:45 AM
Oh my God..
AlexanderLykins - 4/3/2014, 10:45 AM
Kids will eat it up and it will make a lot of money. Critically, this movie is going to be about as bad as I, Frankenstein.
AlexanderLykins - 4/3/2014, 10:46 AM
Oh and this thread is going to be epic.
ComicFan523 - 4/3/2014, 10:46 AM
This has to be a joke. Granted I'm not that familiar with either of these guys but the little I do know makes me think they're not at all right for these roles.
SpoonWielder - 4/3/2014, 10:46 AM

Said no one ever.
Mercwitham0uth - 4/3/2014, 10:47 AM
Jer3miah - 4/3/2014, 10:49 AM
I almost thought today was April Fools Day. But then I realized it was just another nightmare for this movie.
Ramiel - 4/3/2014, 10:50 AM
"I'm Leonardo, and this is Jackass"

*cue theme*
ndwwrestler2 - 4/3/2014, 10:50 AM
Mercwitham0uth - 4/3/2014, 10:51 AM
Mastyrwerk - 4/3/2014, 10:51 AM
The actors playing the roles got their voices replaced?

Sounds like what happened to Doug Jones in Hellboy and FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/3/2014, 10:52 AM
@whysoserious54 and It'll still be better than anything Bieber has put out.
MrBatmor - 4/3/2014, 10:52 AM
[frick] you bay and [frick] your turtels...and while you are at it go [frick] the robots ...god dammit!!
MrBatmor - 4/3/2014, 10:54 AM
Can someone please escort whysoserious out...please...i would rather have photos and gifs of miley!! >_<
TheThrasher08 - 4/3/2014, 10:55 AM
Pete isn't on Shameless, the dude playing Mikey is. Just FYI.
OneBadDay - 4/3/2014, 10:57 AM
Why is everyone making a huge deal about this? It's not like Knoxville has a history of horrible voice acting.
ChivesMcKay - 4/3/2014, 10:58 AM
This better be a lie
Nomadic1 - 4/3/2014, 10:59 AM
Genaro - 4/3/2014, 11:01 AM
It's fake.
Danbojohnj - 4/3/2014, 11:01 AM
Just stop now please.
MrBatmor - 4/3/2014, 11:02 AM
@destroy I grew up with that cartoon!!
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