'Angry Birds' Hires Blake Shelton to Voice Pig and Write Song

The 'Hillbilly Bone' singer is going to voice a huge green swine who loves country music.

AceShowbiz - %cBlake Shelton% has proven his acting chop in %cAdam Sandler%'s "The Ridiculous Six" and is now up for a new challenge. The country superstar is signed to voice one of the pigs in the "Angry Birds" movie.

Shelton is voicing a green pig named Earl who has a knack for country music, and whose first look has just been shared. "They kept saying, 'More country! I felt like I was doing a voice-over for Dukes of Hazzard," he told Entertainment Weekly.

Shelton is also pulling a double duty, writing a song for the animated movie. "I can write things about myself and my life. But I don't have a whole lot of experience being shot out of a slingshot at pigs," he said.

He additionally admitted to have played the game a lot before he was hired to write the song. He said, "I wish I had a dollar for every minute I lost playing that freaking game, you know? Well, I guess I do now."

"Angry Birds" is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters May 20, featuring voice talent such as %cJosh Gad%, %cJason Sudeikis% and %cDanny McBride% as the three main bird characters. %cBill Hader% will voice one of the "evil" pigs, %cMaya Rudolph% signed up for a character named Matilda, and %cPeter Dinklage% steps in the role of the Mighty Eagle.

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