The voice cast for Universal’s comedy Strays has been finished. Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, and Will Forte will voice characters inside the film, which is helmed by Josh Greenbaum as well as being a live-action/CGI hybrid comedy with an adult slant.
Strays are indeed the follow-up towards the filmmaker’s feature debut, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. The script was written by Dan Perrault (American Vandal), and it concerns an abandoned dog that joins forces with those other stray dogs to get revenge on his previous owner. Ferrell is indeed the abandoned dog, as per the Hollywood reporter, while Foxx is among the dogs who befriends him. The owner, Forte, is a horrible guy.
The film was shot in the autumn and is currently in postproduction. Visual effects are used to create the canine characters. Will Ferrell’s recent work includes The Shrink Next Door, an Apple TV miniseries based on the true-crime psychological drama podcast of the same name.
The triple threat, which produced Barb and Star through his firm Gloria Sanchez Productions, will next be seen with Ryan Reynolds in Apple’s forthcoming Christmas musical picture Spirited.
Jamie Foxx will next be seen on the Spider-Man: No Way Home, after voicing the protagonist in Pixar’s Oscar-winning Soul. He’s now working on two projects: They Cloned Tyrone, starring John Boyega, and Day Shift, starring Dave Franco, which will also be released on Netflix next year. In October, his memoir, “Act Like You Got Some Sense,” was released.
Will Forte is best known for his roles inside the Netflix series Flipped and then as the voice of characters inside the animated programmes Scoob! and Indeed the Willoughbys. Lord and Miller’s Cloudy with such a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie both used him as a voice actor. He’s developing MacGruber for Peacock as a series, that would reunite original castmates, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe.
Producers include Erik Feig’s Picturestart, Greenbaum and Louis Leterrier, as well as Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Picturestart’s executive producer is Jessica Switch, while Julia Hammer is a co-producer. Lord Miller will be executive produced by Nikki Baida. Universal will be represented by senior VP production development Jeyun Munford as well as director of development Tony Ducret.