Mrs Coen heads to Madagascar

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Frances McDormand is relocating from Fargo to… Madagascar.

The Oscar Winning actress will voice the villain in Dreamworks Animation’s third “Madagascar” movie.

In this one, which reunites the voice cast of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith, the Central Zoo crew make their way back from Madagascar to New York.  Along the way, they hitch a ride with a traveling circus.

According to THR, “A host of new characters will be introduced, expanding the ethnic flavor of the group. Among the new additions are an Italian sea lion, a Russian tiger and a Latina jaguar. Due to the rather fluid nature of the animation, however, the nationalities could change.

McDormand will voice a calculating and goal-oriented animal control officer who leads her team to capture the animals.”

“Madagascar 3″, directed by Eric Darnell, hits cinemas May 18, 2012.