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in the spirit of The Secret Life of Pets, Homeward Bound, Cats and Dogs, Milo & Otisand Peabody and Mr. Sherman we’ve been treated to a new talking dog movie, but unlike those pure family movies, far away it has a lot more edge. How similar Ted, Sausage Party, The Happytime Murdersand Good Guys Taking particular concepts traditionally suitable for children and turning them into a mischievous R-rated comedy, this new comedy looks like it will follow in the footsteps of those films, but of course, it will be much cuter.

From a creative team that includes some of Hollywood’s best and brightest, when it comes to comedy both behind and in front of the camera, talking dogs who curse and a release date in the hot summer, we could be all about comedy. The biggest comedy hits of 2023.


Here is your guide far away. Now go get the stick!

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Editor’s note: This piece was updated on March 18, 2023.

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What is Strays about?

Maggie, voice of Isla Fisher, in Strays
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far away He’s followed by Reggie, an overly-badass Border Terrier who loves his owner Doug, even though he’s a beer-loving, abusive and heartless person who wants nothing to do with the precious little dog. When Reggie is abandoned on the city streets, he teams up with a pack of stray dogs to get revenge on Doug…by biting his dick.

Universal’s official synopsis reads:

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but what if the man is a total dirtbag? In that case, it might be time for some sweet revenge, dog. When Reggie (Will Ferrell), a naive and eternally optimistic Border Terrier, is abandoned by Doug (Will Forte; The Last Man on Earth, Nebraska) on the mean streets of the city, Reggie is certain that his beloved owner would never have him. leave on purpose But when Reggie meets a fast-talking, foul-mouthed Boston Terrier named Bug (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx), a free-spirited streetwalker who thinks owners are for suckers, Reggie finally realizes he’s been in a toxic relationship and starts seeing Doug. for the heartlessness that he is. Determined to seek revenge, Reggie, Bug and Bug’s friends: Maggie (Isla Fisher; Now You See Me, Wedding Crashers), a smart Australian Shepherd who has been abandoned by her owner’s new puppy, and Hunter (Randall Park; Always Be My Maybe). , Aquaman), a troubled Great Dane stressed from his job as an emotional support animal; together they hatch a plan and embark on an epic adventure to help Reggie find his way home…and make Doug pay by biting the appendage he loves. most of them (Hint: it’s not his foot). A subversion of the dog movies we know and love, Strays, directed by Josh Greenbaum (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) and written by Dan Perrault (The Players, American Vandal), is a hilarious live action. a comedy about the complications of love, the importance of great friendships and the unexpected virtues of couch potato.

Who is featured in Strays?

Reggie, Maggie, Hunter and Bug Strays in the comedy film
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far away It has an impressive cast, headlined by two names considered the kings of comedy: Will Ferrell and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx. Ferrell rose to fame on the big screen with hits such as comedies goblinhas Anchorman movies, old schooland Step Brothersand recently shared the screen Ryan Reynolds Christmas comedy in a musical movie Enthusiastic. far away Ferrell isn’t the only major movie this summer, as he’s part of a star-studded cast. Greta Gerwig‘s barbie. Ferrell will lend his voice to Reggie, the main dog at the center of the film.

After starting In Living ColorJamie Foxx has become one of the biggest and most talented names in Hollywood and has starred in films of all genres including. Ray, Warranties, Django Unchained, Baby driverhas Terrible leaders movies, dream girlsand made the supervillain Electro The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: No Way Home. He will also star in a sci-fi comedy this summer Tyrone was cloned. In far awayFoxx will voice Bug, a Boston Terrier who takes Reggie under his wing.

Other members of the main cast far away including Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) who will be Doug, one of the few human roles, Randall Park (WandaVision) as Hunter, a worried Great Dane wearing a cone, and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) as Maggie, the Australian shepherd.

List of actors far away it does not end there, the film will also be the protagonist Josh Gad (Frozen), Harvey Guillén (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), Rob Riggle (Jauzi calle 21), Brett Gelman (Stranger Things), Jamie Demetriou (The Afterparty), and Sofia Vergara (The modern family).

When is Strays coming out?

Universal has set a major summer release date far awayIt will arrive in theaters on June 9, 2023. The film will be released against Transformers: Rise of the BeastsThe seventh entry in Paramount’s blockbuster franchise.

Usually, when a major studio makes a comedy in the summer, it means they have confidence in the movie and that seems to be the case with Universal and Universal. far away. Director Josh Greenbaum spoke about the film’s test screenings in a recent interview with Collider’s Steve Weintraub.

“So, yeah, our first preview was a joy for me and the studio and everyone watching, because it tested really, really well, especially for a first performance, but also in our climactic moment, we had a standing ovation and a standing ovation. “Oh, this is working.’ So really exciting and positive, and I think that’s going to continue. But it was a lot of fun and it’s been a while since we did those previews.”

Is there a trailer for Strays?

official trailer of far away It was released by Universal Pictures on February 8, 2023. Jauzi calle 21 and Ted, the very R-Rated trailer is filled with rabid gangs of dogs dropping f-bombs, drinking alcohol, eating garden gnomes and mushrooms. There’s even a sock puppet included, because you can never go wrong with sock puppets.

Green team trailer far away Tagged “Official F***ing Trailer” released on March 15, 2023. The trailer didn’t give away any new footage, but instead it’s the same red band trailer, except with all the curse words thrown in for good measure. emojis covering the characters’ mouths.

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Who is firing?

acting as director far away It’s Josh Greenbaum. Greenbaum took center stage, for example, by directing documentaries Short Game, becoming Bondand Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show. He later made his feature directorial debut with the cult comedy hit 2021 Barb & Star go to Vista del Mar which starred Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumoloand Jamie Dornan.

The script of the film comes from that Dan Perrault who created the short-lived but beloved Netflix spoof series American Vandal as well as the Paramount+ documentary series The playershe also serves as the film’s producer. Phil Lord and Chris Millera well-known couple jump street movies, The Lego Movieand Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse worked as a producer of the film Aditya Sood (Cocaine Bear), Erik Feig (Cha Cha Real Smooth), and Louis Leterrier (quick x).

When was the movie Strays made?

Bug, Reggie, Maggie, and Hunter sniffing Strays' mushrooms
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far away It was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia in September 2021 and production wrapped the following December. A film with high effects, for example far away usually involves an extensive post-production process, but Greenbaum told Collider that the film is 100% complete.

“We’re done. Yeah, we’re done, and that feels good. It was a long post because of all the VFX. We had enough time, like I mentioned, to rewrite and what the dogs did in the footage versus what… You know, seeing a shot and we could say, ‘Oh, a joke we can use from that weird moment that happened’ or the improv that happened with the actors. But no, we’re all done.”

Interestingly, while Ferrell, Foxx, Fisher and Park were not on set for the movie, Greenbaum tried to record all their lines together.

“Maybe a party [is] It’s amazing to the average person, I worked really hard when we got our incredible cast together – Will Ferrell and Jamie Fox and Isla Fisher and Randall Park – for most of the voiceover sessions I put together. That was really important to me. I don’t know if there’s been a show with Will or Jamie, where at least the other one wasn’t there, because they’re the two main characters, and that was really great.”

Why is Strays rated R?

As mentioned before and as you can probably tell from the trailer, far away It’s rated R, so it might be best to leave the little ones at home if you plan to see the movie in theaters. As can be seen from the film’s official poster and trailer thumbnail, the film is rated R for extended language, crude and sexual content, and drug use. Wow

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