Benjamin Bratt has stepped in to replace Al Pacino in the Despicable Me sequel.

Pacino was drafted in as the voice of Eduardo when Javier Bardem passed on the project, but Deadline.com reports he has quit the film.

Bratt and the movie's bosses now have a race against time to re-edit Pacino's work and add further dialogue before the film's release on 3 July (13).