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Reported by Entertainment Weekly today...

''Simpsons'' movie goes into production. Expect it in about two years, says Nancy Cartwright by Gary Susman

Looks like the wait for a Simpsons movie just got a lot shorter. The show's creators had long said that a movie was unlikely before the show went off the air, but with the series still going strong as it heads into its 17th (!) season this fall, that seemed a long way off. But Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart, recently told the BBC's Radio 1 that the movie has already gone into production. ''We've just done the table read for the Simpsons movie,'' she said, ''so although we've been promoting that we're going to do it, now we're actually doing it and are in production.'' She added, ''I'm sure it won't take any less than a couple of years.''

Cartwright, who was in London to perform her one-woman show, My Life as a Ten Year Old Boy, didn't divulge the movie's title or plot. ''I don't know the name of it and I can't go into details about it and we'll just have to see how it goes,'' she said, ''but I think it's going to be great and the fans are going to dig it.''

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