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New Strays Featurette Highlights R-Rated Canine Comedy Starring Will Ferrell & Jamie Foxx
Strays bounds into theaters everywhere Friday, August 18.
Universal Pictures really wants to stress the fact that Strays (opening in theaters August 18) is not appropriate for children in any way. An R-rated riff on heartwarming canine classics like Homeward Bound and Beethoven, the film centers around one dog's odyssey to exact revenge on his abusive owner, Doug (Will Forte), by relieving the man of his testicles. Need we say more?
"It's about time there was a dog movie that wasn't for kids," proclaims Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) in a brand-new video featuring testimonials from the A-list voice cast.
In particular, Fisher plays the role of Maggie, an Australian Shepherd and one of three streetwise strays who befriend and mentor a recently-abandoned Border Terrier named Reggie (Barbie's Will Ferrell). Jamie Foxx (Day Shift) and Randall Park (WandaVision) round out the barkingly talented ensemble as Boston Terrier Bug and Great Dane Hunter.
"I was just floored by the unbridled shenanigans on an epic hero's journey," Park says in the video below. It's worth noting that said journey involves psychotropic mushrooms and an unexpected, albeit incredibly welcome, cameo from Dennis Quaid.
Strays Cast Discusses R-rated Canine Comedy in New Featurette
Brett Gelman (Stranger Things), Josh Gad (Frozen), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Rob Riggle (The Lorax), Jamie Demetriou (Cruella), and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) co-star. Both Gad and Guillén are no strangers to canine-related media, having played versions of man's best friend in A Dog's Purpose and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, respectively.
Josh Greenbaum (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) directed the flea-bitten project, working off a screenplay by American Vandal co-creator Dan Perrault. "I adore dogs, and I am a big dog-movie fan," Perrault states in the official production notes. "That said, I tend to write darker comedies, so I’m always looking for things I can twist into a messed-up version."
The writer also produced the film alongside Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Erik Feig, Aditya Sood, and Fast X director Louis Leterrier. Nikki Baida, Doug Merrifield, Jessica Switch, and Julia Hammer are executive producers.
Strays bounds into theaters everywhere Friday, Aug. 18. Click here to fetch some tickets!
Want more blockbuster entertainment while you wait? The Super Mario Bros. Movie, aka the highest-grossing video game adaptation in box office history, exclusively premieres on Peacock this coming Thursday, August 3.