Lisa Kudrow joins the cast of animation flick <em>Boss Baby</em>

Lisa Kudrow. (Getty Images)
Lisa Kudrow. (Getty Images)

Los Angeles  - Lisa Kudrow has joined the cast of new DreamWorks animation Boss Baby.

The former Friends actress will voice a character in the upcoming movie, in which Alec Baldwin will lend his distinct tones to a baby.

Kudrow is being joined in the cast by Jimmy Kimmel, Patton Oswalt, Steve Buscemi, Tom McGrath and Miles Bakshi.

The movie is based on Marla Frazee's picture book of the same name and Austin Powers in Goldmember co-writer Michael McCullers is penning the script.

The book tells the story of a seven-year-old boy who becomes increasingly jealous of the attention lavished upon his smart-talking baby brother who comes along and demands constant attention with his meetings and actions.

However, the older boy soon discovers the infant executive is actually being used by the CEO of Puppy Co. Francis E. Francis (Buscemi) as part of a plan to destroy the balance of love in the world.

Kudrow and McGrath are to play the parents of the brothers and Bakshi will be the older boy, while Oswalt will be play the same role as an older narrator.

Boss Baby is expected to be released in April 2017.