Patrick Stewart is playing Poop in The Emoji Movie - what a waste

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There are certain roles that require a real presence that only once-in-a-generation actors such as Patrick Stewart can take on. Think Macbeth, think Hannibal, think… the poop emoji?! In the greatest/worst (depending on how you look at it) piece of casting news ever, Patrick Stewart is voicing the poop emoji (called Poop, helpfully) in the upcoming The Emoji Movie. It’s the role he was born to play.

By lending his considerable talents to the weird and wonderful world of emojis in The Emoji Movie, Patrick Stewart is joining a cast confirmed to include James Corden, Maya Rudolph and T.J. Miller.

From Picard to Poop: that’s quite a career path. It’s also a sentence I never thought I’d write but, hey, here we are. 

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The Emoji Movie, starring T.J. Miller, James Corden, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph hits cinemas August 4, 2017.