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Alyson Hannigan Joins Live-Action Kim Possible Movie

Disney's live-action Kim Possible movie has found its mother. According to Entertainment Weekly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother alum Alyson Hannigan has joined the upcoming film as Dr. Ann Possible, the mother of the titular teenage spy. The role was voiced by Jean Smart in the original animated series.

The animated series ran from 2002 to 2007 and has already spawned two animated films, Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time and The Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama. Christy Carlson Romano voiced the title character on the series, a high school student turned secret agent. Sadie Stanley is set to take over for the live-action film, with The Goldbergs' Sean Giambrone playing her best friend Ron Stoppable.

Hannigan is the most high-profile name added to the cast of the film thus far. The actress also recently starred in the ABC comedy pilot Man of the House. She will be joined in the Kim Possible movie by Connie Ray (The Big Sick) as Kim's grandmother, Nana Possible; Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys) as her archnemesis Dr. Drakken; and Taylor Ortega (JonTron) as his sidekick Shego. 

Disney is also filling out the other members of Kim's high school, who will include Ciara Wilson (OMG!) as new student Athena and Erika Tham (Make It Pop) as Kim's frenemy, Bonnie, voiced by Xenon's Kirsten Storms in the original series. There is no word yet on who will play the series' other famous roles, including the rest of Kim's family, her tech guru Wade, and her friend Monique. 

Zack Lipovsky (Dead Rising: Watchtower) and Adam B. Stein (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) are set to direct the film, which is based off a script from Josh A. Cagan (The Duff), Mark McCorkle (Sky High), and Robert Schooley (The Penguins of Madagascar). The movie is set to begin filming this summer and is expected to premiere at some point in 2019.