Singer Katy Perry will be featured in a film based on the 'Smurfs.' Perry is in negotiations to voice the role of Smurfette, one of those huggably blue creatures created by Belgian cartoonist Pierre Culliford in 1958, reports Variety. Others attached to the project include Neil Patrick Harris from 'How I Met Your Mother' and British actor Alan Cumming.

The movie will combine live-action footage with animation and is set to be released in 2011. Raja Gosnell, who worked as an editor on 'Pretty Woman,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'Home Alone,' is set to direct. He also previously directed both 'Scooby-Doo' films and 'Big Momma's House' starring Martin Lawrence.