Cast Update Astro Boy June 18, 2008 Cast confirmed for David Bower’s Astro Boy adaptation. Nicolas Cage and Donald Sutherland have been confirmed for the cast of CGI animation Astro Boy. Other stars lined up for the project include Bill Nighy, Nathan Lane and Eugene Levy. British actor Freddie Highmore was confirmed for the title role earlier this year. Astro Boy was created in the 1950s by manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka. The movie, which revolves around the story of a young robot created to replace a scientist’s son, will be helmed by David Bowers. The movie is scheduled for released in 2009.