Ariana Grande Lands a Big Voice Acting Role in Animated Film 'Underdogs'

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Ariana Grande poses backstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ariana Grande has been going nonstop since her new album My Everything debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in early September. The latest bump in her career is a leading voice-acting role in Underdogs, an animated family film happening at the Weinstein Company. According to The Wrap, Grande joins a cast that includes Katie Holmes, John Leguizamo, Matthew Morrison of Glee, X-Men's Nicholas Hoult, and SNL's Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan.

Underdogs, directed by Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella, will hit theaters on April 10, 2015. The plot involves a childhood foosball rivalry that turns into a magical adventure. Before putting out two No. 1 albums in less than a year, Grande got her start as an actress on Nickelodeon's Victorious and Sam & Cat. She's also done the voice acting thing before, for Winx Club, an animated children's series. Grande dusted off her acting chops on SNL recently in the insanely silly "He-Man and Lion-O" sketch from the season 40 premiere:


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