James Corden is to play a high five emoji on the big screen


James Corden is set to voice an emoji in a new movie.

The comedian and talk show host will lend his vocals to a character named Hi-5 in summer 2017 flick Emojimovie: Express Yourself.

James Corden

TJ Miller and Ilana Glazer will also play emojis in the Sony Animation film, which will explore the secret hidden world inside smartphones.

The movie will follow a bunch of emojis who each have one facial expression - except one named Gene, who has plenty and wants to be normal like the others.

He enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana).

Director Anthony Leondis said: "Hi-5 is a high-five emoji who is a highly motivated, and highly dramatic, hand on a mission (sorry), and the brilliantly versatile, ebullient and always lovable James Corden fits this part like a glove (sorry again)."