Jennifer Lopez is set to join ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’

Jennifer Lopez has signed up to be in the next ‘Ice Age’ movie.

The ‘The Back-Up Plan’ actress will voice the character of sabre-toothed tiger Shira in ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, the fourth film in the franchise, which is also set to star ‘The Hurt Locker’ actor Jeremy Renner and Denis Leary.

Denis will play Shira’s love interest Diego in the computer-animated movie – which features series regulars Seann William Scott, Ray Romano, Queen Latifah and Josh Peck – while Jeremy has signed up to play Gutt in the film that looks sure to be a hit with such a star-studded cast.

The movie – which is scheduled for release in July 2012 – sees Manny, Diego and Sid create a makeshift ship from an iceberg and attempt to be reunited with their herd after they were separated from the rest of the gang.

No doubt there will be endless comic moments in the movie, not least from Chris Wedge’s character Scrat. We can’t wait!