Via Yahoo! Movies came the exclusive news yesterday that NBA free agent superstar center Dwight Howard, formerly of the Orlando Magic and possibly the Los Angeles Lakers, has already made one decision about where he’ll be playing in the immediate future – a movie studio sound booth. The man who calls himself Superman but has a spine more qualified to play Reed Richards has signed on to voice a character in the upcoming animated film Free Birds.
Starring (the voices of) Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is a Thanksgiving-themed story about some turkeys who travel back in time to stop humans from turning them into the official birds of Thanksgiving. Howard would play “Cold Turkey” and I’m assuming that he’s going to be some sort of civil rights era, jive-talking bird that would put Michael Bay’s minstrel bots to shame.
Howard landed the role because he’s repped by Relativity Sports and Relativity is producing Free Birds along with Reel FX. In fact, the Relativity is quite proud to show off its talented flock of acting athletes, as evidenced in their “We Crush Acting” comedy video released earlier this week.