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Tim GunnAs mentor to the up and coming designers on 'Project Runway,' Tim Gunn has had to deal with some of the most unusual problems in fashion, helping contestants use everything from trash bags to vegetables to create wearable looks. Now he's faced with perhaps his biggest challenge yet: making a cornucopia work as a hat.

And that's not even getting into finding white leotards that go with blue skin. No, Gunn's not staging an avant-garde off-Broadway production of 'Avatar.' Actually, according to Variety, the silver-haired fashion icon has agreed to appear in a live-action role in the upcoming 'Smurfs' movie from Columbia Pictures. Tim GunnAs mentor to the up and coming designers on 'Project Runway,' Tim Gunn has had to deal with some of the most unusual problems in fashion, helping contestants use everything from trash bags to vegetables to create wearable looks. Now he's faced with perhaps his biggest challenge yet: making a cornucopia work as a hat.

And that's not even getting into finding white leotards that go with blue skin. No, Gunn's not staging an avant-garde off-Broadway production of 'Avatar.' Actually, according to Variety, the silver-haired fashion icon has agreed to appear in a live-action role in the upcoming 'Smurfs' movie from Columbia Pictures.

Gunn isn't the only fabulous star to have signed on to the ever expanding production: Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria are already on board in live-action roles, while luminaries such as Katy Perry, Alan Cumming and Jeff Foxworthy are among the voice cast. Other big names associated with the film: Sofia Vergara, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, Wolfgang Puck and the legendary Jonathan Winters.

So just what will Gunn be doing in the world of the smurfs? We're hoping he's working on designing a new wardrobe for Gargamel, who takes shabby chic to a whole new level. According to the article, though, it appears Gunn will "play an exec assistant at a major cosmetic company."

Personally, we're not sure this would have been our first choice for Gunn's animation debut; 'Jonny Quest' seems more his style. But while we think he'd make a dreamy Race Bannon, we have a feeling that Gunn will somehow find a way to make 'Smurfs' work.

He always does.