Washington, Feb 15 : Jessica Biel has been roped in to provide one of the lead voices in "Planet 51," New Line Cinema's first 3-D CG-animated feature.
The actress joins Dwayne Johnson, better known as "The Rock", Seann William Scott and Justin Long as other lead characters in the movie.
The plot revolves around a group of residents on the eponymous planet who fear an alien invasion, reports Variety.
Johnson will play astronaut Capt. Charles "Chuck" Baker, who arrives from Earth and confirms their worst fears. He's forced to avoid capture so he can find his spaceship and return home.
Long will voice Lem, the local who Chuck befriends. Biel will voice Neera, the film's female protagonist and Lem's love interest. Scott will voice Lem's sidekick, Skiff.
Joe Stillman, a writer on "Shrek" and "Shrek 2," has penned the script for the film.
The project, to be directed by Jorge Blanco, will be produced by Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios.
The studio has set a July 24, 2009, release date for the film.