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Classically trained and celebrated actor Sir Patrick Stewart has been cast as Poop in The Emoji Movie. Stewart joins T.J. Miller as Gene, James Corden as Hi-5, and Ilana Glazer as Jailbreak in the film that will be released on August 4, 2017.
THE EMOJI MOVIE unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer).