Beyonce to Star in Animated Film "Epic"

Entertainment May. 31, 2012 AT 7:00PM
Beyonce attends the after party following Jay-Z's concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit The United Way Of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation at the 40 / 40 Club on February 6, 2012 in New York City. Beyonce attends the after party following Jay-Z's concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit The United Way Of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation at the 40 / 40 Club on February 6, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Four-month-old Blue Ivy is probably too young to appreciate most of mom Beyonce's projects. The singer's newest role, however, is something her whole family will be able to enjoy.

According to Deadline, the "Run the World (Girls)" chanteuse has signed on to voice the character of Queen Tara in the 3D, CG-animated movie Epic.

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The film is being produced by 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios--the companies responsible for Ice Age and Rio-- and already boasts a star-studded cast. Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler have all reportedly signed on to appear in the flick, which hits theaters in May 2013.

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This will be Beyonce's first film role following the January 7 birth of her and Jay-Z's daughter; the Grammy winner, 30, is also slated to star in Clint Eastwood's remake of A Star Is Born.

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