Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, M.D.; How I Met Your Mother; frequent awards show host) has signed on for the upcoming live-action/CGI movie based on The Smurfs. Harris will not play a Smurf, but will star as the lead live-action character.

The cast of Smurf voices include: Comedian Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Alan Cummings as Gutsy Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, and Katy Perry as the lone female Smurf, Smurfette.

Filming is set to begin in April.