Robert Zemeckis sends Seth Green on a mission to Mars

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Seth Green has been chosen to star in the Walt Disney Pictures film adaptation of the Berkeley Breathed children's novel Mars Needs Moms, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Green will be playing Milo, a boy who stows away on a spaceship to rescue his mother after she is kidnapped by aliens. Joan Cusack (Confessions of a Shopaholic) will portray Milo's mom, while Green's on-screen mother from Austin Powers, Mindy Sterling, will play the alien leader of Mars.

Mars Needs Moms, produced by Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers, will be directed by Simon Wells (The Time Machine) as a performance-capture movie, which, according to Green, is akin to "performing in a black box theater with no costumes, no sets, just actors looking into each other's eyes trying to make it real."