Columbia Pictures has set the cast for Stuart Little 2, the sequel to its monster smash from 1999 which grossed $140m in North America and $160m in international territories.

The film will start production in March under director Rob Minkoff with original cast members Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki as the Little family and Michael J Fox, Nathan Lane and Steve Zahn in the voices of the animals.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing for their Red Wagon Entertainment banner; Jason Clark and Minkoff are executive producers. Bruce Joel Rubin wrote the screenplay.

Stuart Little 2 is set to be released in summer 2002.