American comedian Zach Galifianakis is in final talks to voice The Joker in the upcoming animated film Lego Batman.

The 45-year old will join Arrested Development actors Will Arnett and Michael Cera, who have been cast to voice Batman and his sidekick Robin, in the Lego Movie spinoff, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Galifianakis has previously done animation voice work for the film Puss in Boots and for TV shows The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers.

The Lego Batman movie is due for release in February 2017.

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- AAP