It’s time for Ashley Benson to stop lying and start kicking butt.
The “Pretty Little Liars” star has officially joined the cast of Adam Sandler’s action-comedy “Pixels,” reports The Wrap. The movie — which is being helmed by Chris Columbus, and is based on Patrick Jean’s short film — is about a bunch of aliens who think that classic ’80s arcade games (hence the “Pixels”) are a declaration of war, so they come on down for a visit and launch a full-scale, apocalyptic attack based on techniques they found in the games. Benson will be playing a character from one such game, a warrior named Lady Lisa from the fictional “Dojo Quest.”
Sandler, naturally, will be headlining the film, playing a washed-out, ’80s arcade champion who is called upon by the president (played by Kevin James, because of course) to lead a team of arcaders against the aliens. The rest of this team is made up of “Frozen” snowman Josh Gad and Tyrion Freaking Lannister himself, Peter Dinklage, so needless to say we “PLL” fans here at MTV News are pretty thrilled for Benson.
Filming for “Pixels” has already kicked off in Toronto, with a release date set for May 2015.