It has emerged that Jason Sudeikis will lead the voice cast as Red, alongside Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage.

The identity of the cast on the Rovio and Sony Pictures Imageworks adaptation was unlocked when fans of the smash game app on which the film will be based collectively reached one billion bird slings.

Sony handles worldwide distribution and will release Angry Birds on July 1, 2016.

Josh Gad, in his first animated role since Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, while McBride is Bomb, Hader voices a member of the pork side, Rudolph will play Matilda and Dinklage will voice Mighty Eagle.

John Cohen and Catherine Winder are producing and Mikael Hed and David Maisel serve as executive producer.

Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis direct based on Jon Vitti’s adaptation of the Rovio game in which players catapault irate birds into colonies of porcine egg thieves.