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Kodi Smit-McPhee To Fight Ghosts As 'Paranorman'

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Sep 30, 2010 | 7:56am EDT

ALT TEXTKodi Smit-McPhee ain't afraid of no ghosts.

The young actor just dropped some news yesterday that he's starring in the upcoming animated film Paranorman.

"I play a boy named Norman who can see ghosts and he saves the world from a zombie division," he said while talking about his upcoming film Let Me In. Uh, hello? Spoiler alert Kodi? Come on!

Just kidding. Paranorman isn't even written yet. Currently, the film is tentatively set to release in 2013 and is being penned and directed by Chris Butler. Laika Entertainment -- responsible for Coraline and The Corpse Bride -- will produce.

This is all great news for Kodi, whose career is taking off. The young actor -- who starred in 2009's critically acclaimed The Road -- is quickly becoming one of the hottest teen actors in Hollywood. Paranorman will be his first voice acting role, and we're assuming since the film will be animated, he'll have a chance to show a more comedic side than in his other work.

Bottom line, it looks like there's a good chance we'll see more and more Kodi Smit-McPhee over the next few years. Wait. Listen. Hear that? That's 14-year-old girls everywhere screaming with excitement.

Source: Shock Till You Drop

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