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DreamWorks Animation has signed Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds to play cavemen in the CG comedy 'The Croods,' a prehistoric tale about the Leader of the Hunt who's threatened by a younger prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions ... like fire.

According to a report in Variety, Cage, who lent his voice to last year's 'Astro Boy,' will star as prehistoric family patriarch Crug, whose home is destroyed in an earthquake. When he takes his family on a journey for new digs, they meet a nomad (Reynolds), whose forward-thinking ways enthralls the clan -- especially Crug's eldest daughter. DreamWorks Animation has signed Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds to play cavemen in the CG comedy 'The Croods,' a prehistoric tale about the Leader of the Hunt who's threatened by a younger prehistoric genius who comes up with revolutionary new inventions ... like fire.

According to a report in Variety, Cage, who lent his voice to last year's 'Astro Boy,' will star as prehistoric family patriarch Crug, whose home is destroyed in an earthquake. When he takes his family on a journey for new digs, they meet a nomad (Reynolds), whose forward-thinking ways enthralls the clan -- especially Crug's eldest daughter.

The animated adventure is being co-directed by 'Space Chimps' director Kirk DeMicco and 'Lilo and Stitch' creator Chris Sanders. DeMicco and Sanders co-wrote the film, which was developed by DeMicco and John Cleese, and which is scheduled to be released March 30, 2012, in stereoscopic 3D.