Johansson to lend voice to 'SpongeBob' movie

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/ Source: The Associated Press

Scarlett Johansson has been cast as a voice actor in “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie,” set to hit the big screen on Nov. 19.

The film is based on the popular Nickelodeon animated series.

Johansson, the 19-year-old star of “Lost in Translation,” will voice a new character named Mindy, daughter of the cantankerous undersea leader King Neptune (Jeffrey Tambor). Alec Baldwin will voice Dennis, a ruthless hit man, Nickelodeon Movies announced Wednesday.