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Perry Joins 'The Smurfs'

Mar 05, 2010 | 2:05am EST

Katy PerryKaty Perry is set to exercise her acting skills with a role in the big-screen adaptation of classic kids' show The Smurfs.

The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker recently filmed a cameo role for fiancé Russell Brand's latest picture, Get Him to the Greek, and now she's preparing to voice a character in Smurfs: The Movie.

Perry will lend her voice to the new film, which will be a mixture of live action and animation, as Smurfette, the only female Smurf among the group. She joins How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick HarrisAlan Cumming and George Lopez, who have already signed up, according to 

Scooby-Doo filmmaker Raja Gosnell will direct the movie, and filming is slated to begin in April.

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