Ron went wrong is the latest animated comedy from the mind of Disney and 21st Century Fox. The film takes place in a futuristic world in which a young boy has a robot best friend whose programming doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to.
In the format of most animated films, Ron has gone wrong attaches great importance to the talent of its vocal cast. This particular cast has several promising actors, as well as some who have already enjoyed long and successful careers.
ten Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover Trilogy (2009 – 2013)
Zach Galifianakis plays the titular B * Bot Ron, whose dysfunctions are a big part of the film’s plot and humor. Ron is also Barney’s “best friend out of the box”, who accompanies him throughout the events of the story. Galifianakis’ voice probably sounds familiar to some viewers, as he has had several lead roles over the years.
One of Galifianakis’ most important roles is that of Alan Garner in The hangover trilogy. Similar to his role as Ron, Alan Garner is often erratic in his demeanor, not always understanding social cues. In this role, Galifianakis also performs the short but sweet original song, “Three Best Friends”.
9 Jack Dylan Grazier – Shazam! (2019)
Recently bursting onto the Hollywood scene, Jack Dylan Grazier plays the protagonist of the film, a college student named Barney Pudowski. Barney’s group of friends are not as large as he would have liked, forcing him to look elsewhere, ultimately taking Ron as his replacement.
The 18-year-old actor has seen his fair share of blockbuster films, but fans will most likely recognize his performance as Freddy Freeman in Shazam! – arguably the best DCEU movie to date. His character of Freddy is the titular hero’s brother and trains him to become a superhero throughout the film. Grazier will reprise this role for the sequel, which is slated for release in summer 2023.
8 Olivia Colman – The Favorite (2018)
Critically acclaimed actress Olivia Colman adds prestige to the film’s cast, lending her voice to the character of Donka. Donka is Barney’s grandmother, an immigrant and the only mother figure in Barney’s life.
Colman’s career includes many notable roles, but perhaps the most notable is the one for which she received an Oscar. 2018 The favourite saw Colman play the role of Queen Anne, whose affections Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) go to great lengths to procure.
7 Ed Helms – The Office (2006 – 2013)
Comedy legend Ed Helms also brings his talent to the film, taking on the role of Graham Pudowski, Barney’s widowed father, tasked with raising his shy child in a world of growing technological dependence. Graham, along with his stepmother Donka, is the one who ultimately raised the money to buy Barney his own B * Bot.
Helms has had several leading roles throughout his long career in the comedy world. Most people will recognize him as the boring but awesome guy Andy Bernard on the iconic NBC series. Office. Helms played Andy over the course of seven seasons, seeing the character grow from a boring secondary character to an integral part of the series’ main cast, eventually even being promoted to director in the office.
6 Rob Delaney – Deadpool 2 (2017)
Rob Delaney plays the evil Bubble Company CEO Andrew Morris. Morris is used by the film as a proxy for many social media giants, extracting user data to sell to advertisers. When he realizes that Ron is offline and therefore does not earn him any money, Morris makes it his personal mission to track down and destroy the glitch robot.
Delaney has several projects on the horizon, including one to appear in the Disney + reboot of the Alone at home franchise as an unlucky thief and into the next year Mission: Impossible 7 in an undisclosed role. However, comic book fans will likely recognize him as the obviously helpless Peter of Deadpool 2, who joins the X-Force in their suicide mission.
5 Kylie Cantrall – Gabby Duran and the Lovebirds (2019 -)
16-year-old Kylie Cantrall also joins the cast as Savannah Meades, Barney’s classmate and crush. Cantrall is relatively new to the acting scene, but has already made a name for himself as a YouTube star under the name “Hello Kylie”.
The biggest acting credit to her name, so far, is Gabby’s lead role in Gabby Duran and the Undecided, a Disney Channel original series that follows her character in her attempts to babysit alien children. The series is currently in its second season and is expected to be renewed for a third.
4 Ricardo Hurtado – Malibu Rescue (2019)
Playing one of Barney’s classmates, Rich Belcher, is another Hollywood newcomer, Ricardo Hurtado. Rich Belcher often causes problems for Barney, but Ron’s arrival at the scene begins to change the dynamic between the two boys, as Rich begins to directly experience the other side of bullying from the robot.
Although Hurtado is still in the early stages of his career, he has a few acting credits under his belt. Most notable is his performance as Tyler Gossard, the reluctant hero of the Malibu Rescue Netflix original series, which also includes two direct-streaming movies.
3 Justice Smith – Detective Pikachu (2019)
Justice Smith portrays Marc, one of the minds behind the invention of B * Bots, the line of robots believed to be kids’ automated best friend. Working for the Bubble Company, Marc must grapple with the flaws inherent in his invention under the watchful eye of his fearsome boss, Andrew Morris.
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Fans will likely know Smith from his appearance in the 2019 hit, Detective Pikachu, based on the popular Nintendo video game series, Pokemon. Smith played human protagonist Tim Goodman, who teams up with Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) to unravel a mystery surrounding his father’s disappearance.
2 Marcus Scribner – Noir-ish (2014 – 2022)
Marcus Scribner plays the other co-creator of the B * Bots, whose stupidity is responsible for Ron’s dysfunctions throughout the film. He works alongside Judge Smith’s character, Marc, who on the other hand seems more proficient at his job.
Scribner is best known for his work on the ABC sitcom Blackish, where he played one of the best characters, Andre Johnson Jr., for the past seven years. He reprized this role both in the spin-off, Cultivated, and the short-lived prequel series, Mixed.
1 Bonus: Liam Payne – One Direction
While not one of the main characters in the film, One Direction’s Liam Payne has been confirmed to play one of the characters from Ron went wrong. In addition, her new single, “Sunshine”, will be featured on the film’s soundtrack.
Although Payne’s role has yet to be publicly disclosed, he revealed it at the London Film Festival, as reported Standard Evening that he was motivated to make the film for his son. Fans of the disbanded group are sure to be drawn to the film, if only to see who Payne plays and to check out the soundtrack.
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