Neil Patrick Harris is blue…

Neil Patrick Harris has been cast as the lead live-action character in Smurfs: The Movie.


The actor of How I Met Your Mother fame is the first major actor to join the live-action/CGI hybrid.


Harris will join Jonathan Winters, who has reportedly signed to voice Papa Smurf in the film.


Raja Gosnell is to helm the feature, based on the tiny blue cartoon characters best known through the popular 1980s cartoon.